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Juglandaceae -- Walnut family

    H. Clay Smith

    Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis), also called bitternut,  swamp hickory, and pignut hickory, is a large pecan hickory with  commercial stands located mostly north of the other pecan  hickories.

    Bitternut hickory is cut and sold in mixture with the true  hickories. It is the shortest lived of the hickories, living to  about 200 years. The dark brown close-grained hardwood is highly  shock resistant which makes it excellent for tools. It also makes  good fuel wood and is planted as an ornamental.

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H. Clay Smith

Source: Silvics of North America

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