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Carya cordiformis (Wang.) K. Koch
Common Name: BITTERNUT HICKORY
Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt Tree

In beech-maple and mixed hardwood stands.

This species is sometimes called “bitter pecan,” the latter word alluding to the close relationship to the true pecan, and the former to the very bitter kernel of the nut. The bark is tight and close with interlacing ridges, not at all as in the “shagbark” hickories.

Locations

Allegan County
Barry County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Clinton County
Eaton County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Ingham County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Lenawee County
Manistee County
Mason County
Menominee County
Midland County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ottawa County
Sanilac County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 28, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1491.