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Sweet Pignut Hickory

    Juglandaceae -- Walnut family

    Glendon W. Smalley

    Pignut hickory (Carya glabra) is a common but not abundant  species in the oak-hickory forest association in Eastern United  States. Other common names are pignut, sweet pignut, coast pignut  hickory, smoothbark hickory, swamp hickory, and broom hickory.  The pear-shaped nut ripens in September and October and is an  important part of the diet of many wild animals. The wood is used  for a variety of products, including fuel for home heating.

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Glendon W. Smalley

Source: Silvics of North America

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