Text Box: Found in moist soils of mixed hardwood forest areas.  This tree has a tall trunk and bitter inedible nuts. It is easy to identify with the sulfur yellow colored buds. 
Text Box: Carya cordiformis (Wangenh.) K. Koch; Bitternut Hickory
Text Box: N C STATE UNIVERSITY

Rough bark of a mature Carya cordiformis.

Mature trees often have tall straight trunks.

Sulfur colored end bud is a distinguishing feature.

Young bark is vertically lined in appearance.