The Bittenut Hickory, Carya cordiformis, is also known as the Yellow-bud Hickory tree. The yellow bud makes it difficult to mistake for another species and combined with the alternate compound leaves and relatively large nuts, it is very distinctive This deciduous tree is found on moist, fertile soils in the east and central U.S. and is intolerant of shade. The fall color is often green to chartruese, but sometimes is a brilliant golden-yellow in excellent seasons.
Scientific Name or Common Names: Carya cordiformis
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Bitternut Hickory – Carya cordiformis