Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk


Bitternut Hickory

Carya cordiformis



Natural range is green.

Bitternut Hickory

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Bark of older trees is tight, with long, narrow, interlacing ridges. Winter buds are sulfur yellow. Nuts are bitter and astringent with a high tannin content, and their husks are winged at the joints. The close-grained and shock-resistant wood is used for tools.


 Inventory No. 414