Carya aquatica (Michx.) Nutt.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Carya aquatica (F.Michx.) Nutt.

  • Description

    Species Description - Bark separating into long scales; winter-buds brown; lfls (7)9–11(–15), lanceolate, the terminal long-cuneate at base and sessile or nearly so; frs 1–4, strongly flattened, ovoid or obovoid, 2.5–3.5 cm, narrowly winged, splitting to the base at maturity; nut obovoid to nearly discoid, 1.5–3 cm, half as thick as wide, strongly wrinkled, short- pointed; kernel bitter; cotyledons bifid; 2n=32. Swamps and flood-plains; se. Va. to Fla. and Tex., and n. inland to s. Ill. and se. Mo.

  • Common Names