Carya tomentosa (mocknut hickory) 

Description: 40-60 ft. tall, moist uplands to sandy slopes and ridges 

Leaves: 9-14 in. long, leaves compound with 7-9 leaflets finely toothed leaflets, resinous smell, densely haired on underside of leaf 

Buds/Flowers/Fruit: large terminal (a bud at the tip of the stem) 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch long, nuts in the husk are nearly 2 in. long

Bark: wide variety (smooth to furrowed) 


USDA, NRCS. 2015. The PLANTS Database (, 15 July 2015). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.