Bitternut

97-08      Several Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis) were propagated for Oak Ridge. This one came from seed found at Meeman–Shelby State Park in Tennessee, and unlike most of its kind the nuts of the parent tree were edible. Bitternut is more closely related to pecans than to most other hickories, but the nuts usually are very bitter and inedible. It grows rapidly for a hickory and forms a tall, majestic shade tree with beautiful yellow fall color.

Location:

39.821087 N, 89.659751 W

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