March - October
A large tree with shaggy, platy bark, pinnately compound leaf with sickle-shaped lanceolate leaflets and flattened nuts with bitter meat. Leaflets 7-15 and falcate. No hairs or sparse white hairs where veins meet. Buds less than 3/4”.
Swamps that are periodically inundated, flood plains, river banks.
Wood is used for fencing, gates, and fuel. About four-fifths of all hickory wood goes into the manufacture of tool handles, for which no other wood is as well suited. It is also used in agricultural implements, athletic goods such as bats, and interior parts of furniture.