Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk


Shagbark Hickory

Carya ovata



Natural range is green.

Shagbark Hickory

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Its trunk appears shaggy due to long, vertical, flat, loose plates of bark. The nuts are delicious and somewhat like Pecan, but with very hard shells and thick 4-sectioned husks. Compound leaves have 5 leaflets. Hard, close-grained wood used for tool handles, interior finishing, and athletic equipment.


 Inventory No. 2138