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Carya ovata (P. Miller) K. Koch. Section: Carya. Common Shagbark Hickory. Phen: Apr-May; Oct. Hab: Rich moist bottomlands, slopes, occasionally on dry upland flats. Dist: S. ME and s. QC west to MN and NE, south to GA and TX; also disjunct in Mexico.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, G, GrPl, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, RAB, Tat, Tn, Tx, Va, W; = Carya ovata (Mill.) K.Koch var. ovata – Ar, FNA3, NY, Pa; = Hicoria ovata (Mill.) Britton – S, S13; > Carya ovata (Mill.) K.Koch var. fraxinifolia Sarg. – F, Il; > Carya ovata (Mill.) K.Koch var. nuttallii Sarg. – F, Il; > Carya ovata (Mill.) K.Koch var. ovata – F, Il; > Carya ovata (Mill.) K.Koch var. pubescens Sarg. – F

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FACU
  • Midwest: FACU
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACU

Heliophily: 5

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