Florida Hickory - Carya floridana
Also known as Scrub Hickory, this is a shrub or medium-sized tree (85 feet) with a round crown and a straight trunk up to 1.6 feet in diameter. It is confined to central Florida where it grows on sandy soils. The gray bark takes on a diamond-shape pattern of interlaced ridges when mature. The pinnate leaves are alternate, composed of 3 to 5 leaflets up to 4 inches long, narrow, and wide near the tip with a long point. The male flowers are clustered, and the female flowers are on short spikes and covered with scales. The round nut has a thick shell and an edible kernel within.