Carya glabra

Scientific Name: Carya glabra
Common Name: pignut hickory
Global Conservation Status: G5 - Secure

A pignut hickory leaf has 5 narrow leaflets arranged on a smooth stem. Its branches have small buds.
Photographer: Chris Evans, University of Illinois,, CC BY-NC

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Hickory tree branches are staggered (alternating) along the trunk (unlike ash trees' paired branching).
Small pignut hickory nuts have a thin husk with an elongate "pig snout" at one end.