Sand Hickory - Carya pallida
Tolerant of dry substrates, Sand Hickory is a small to medium-sizedl tree (to as much as 80 feet) with a straight trunk and a compact crown. The bark is scaly with furrows that are diamond-shaped. The leaves are more than a foot long, typically with 7 leaflets, each pointed and toothed and sometimes more than a foot long. A distinctive field mark are the silvery scales on the underneath sides of the leaves. The rounded nut is covered with a thin dark brown husk. The seeds are edible. This hickory is native to the South but not common along the coast.