Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Carya ovata (P. Miller) K. Koch. 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

Syn: = C, F, G, GrPl, GW2, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, RAB, Tn, Tx, Va, W; = Carya ovata var. ovata – Ar, FNA3, Mo3, NY, Pa; = Hicoria ovata – S; > Carya ovata var. fraxinifolia – Il; > Carya ovata var. nuttallii – Il; > Carya ovata var. ovata – F, Il; > Carya ovata var. pubescens – F

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