Used to be found all throughout rich woodlands, now more scarce.
Majestic canopy tree with a wide, rounded crown and spreading branches.
Light sun, moist-dry soil, and found in a range throughout the east coast.
Pale yellow flowers, unpleasant odor. Wanted for its edible nuts.
Alternate, simple, oblong with a serrated edge; 5 to 8 inches long
Buds are glabrous, chestnut brown. Rounded, dome shaped.
Glabrous, chestnut brown.
Monoecious. Showy, off-white male catkins bloom in June and are 4-8 inches long. Female flowers are smaller and non-showy.
Nuts with a sweet taste, chestnut brown.
Seed, tissue culture.