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Carya laciniosa
Shellbark hickory

The fruit is a nut enclosed in a 4 to 6-valved green casing that turns tan and splits away into equal segments at maturity in the fall. Hickory nuts are valued by wildlife and people. This species has larger, 2 to 2 3/4" diameter, fruits that are covered by a thicker husk than those of Carya ovata.

 
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