Bitternut Hickory

0-059    Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis) is a colorful native tree with bright yellow fall foliage and grows rapidly compared with other hickories. It derives its name from the bitter taste of its nuts, which curiously are closely related to the more edible pecan hickory. Many spontaneous bitternut specimens can be found here in the old north part of Oak Ridge, along with their cousins mockernut hickory and shagbark hickory. This one is one of the largest and oldest.

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39.826716 N,  89.658118 W

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