Bitternut Carya cordiformis (Juglandaceae) HEIGHT to 30m <br />
Large tree with a high conical crown. BARK Greyish, smooth at first becoming scaly with age, peeling flakes reveal orange patches beneath. BRANCHES Mostly straight and ascending, the greenish twigs tipped with elongated, yellowish and scaly buds. LEAVES Compound, with 9 leaflets (rarely 5–8); terminal leaflet stalkless. Individual leaflets elongated, pointed at tip with toothed margins. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male catkins, to 7cm long, yellowish and pendulous. Fruits, to 3.5cm long, rounded to pear-shaped with 4 wings, concealing grey, smooth seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of eastern N America; planted here mainly for ornament.
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Bitternut Carya cordiformis (Juglandaceae) HEIGHT to 30m
Large tree with a high conical crown. BARK Greyish, smooth at first becoming scaly with age, peeling flakes reveal orange patches beneath. BRANCHES Mostly straight and ascending, the greenish twigs tipped with elongated, yellowish and scaly buds. LEAVES Compound, with 9 leaflets (rarely 5–8); terminal leaflet stalkless. Individual leaflets elongated, pointed at tip with toothed margins. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Male catkins, to 7cm long, yellowish and pendulous. Fruits, to 3.5cm long, rounded to pear-shaped with 4 wings, concealing grey, smooth seeds. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of eastern N America; planted here mainly for ornament.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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