Bitternut hickory (Carya cordiformis)
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Latin (scientific) name: Carya cordiformis
Common English name: Bitternut hickory
Other names: Swamp Hickory
French name: Caryer cordiforme
Found mixed with other broadleaf species on moist lowlands.
Of the Canadian hickories, the Bitternut is the most widespread.
4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
A hardiness zone is a geographically defined area where a given plant is capable of growing. Hardiness zones are based largely on climate, particularly minimum temperatures. Zone 0 covers the harshest areas in Canada for plant species. Higher numbers represent more temperate areas.
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