University of Rhode Island

Carya ovata

Shagbark Hickory

Large tree with shaggy bark. Rich yellow and golden brown fall color. Edible sweet seeds (nuts). Adaptable to wide range of soils. Difficult to transplant, large tap root. Native to RI. 60-80'.

Image courtesy of Virginia Tech. Dept. of Forestry

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.

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