The height and circumference measurements listed here are for the largest-known bitternut hickory in Atlanta. This tree is located at Emory University.
This is the smallest but most abundant of the hickory trees. It iss easily distinguished in the winter by its bright-yellow buds.
This tree is closely related to the pecan tree, but unlike pecans, its nuts are not edible. Its wood is very hard and durable, good for furniture-making.
Tree: T. Davis Sydnor, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
Bark: Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
Leaves: Chris Evans, Illinois Wildlife Action Plan, Bugwood.org
Flowers: Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
Early Nut: Paul Wray, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org
Mature Nut: Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org