Virginia to Florida to Texas; South US
Young trees have a rather full head, appearing like a young Green Ash; older trees are vase-shaped.
Moist, wet plains. Found in old growth forests.
Tall, native species, that grow well in swamps. It's an important tree for food for squirrels and other wildlife. The nuts are not edible for humans. The bark has an ornamantal fissured appearance.
Dark green in summer. Narrow leaflets, usually 9 to 11, all relatively same size. Long, lanceolate, serrated. Turns yellow-green in the fall.:Yellow in fall
Buds are valvate, terminal buds are dark reddish brown.
Light brown, splitting to dark brown.
Yellow flowers bloom mid-spring.
Hard nuts encased in a four-valved husk. Attractive to wildlife.