Mystery Nut in Smyrna, Georgia

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Date Photo Taken: 08/25/2013
Location: Smyrna, Georgia
Posted By: sciz milson


My buddy has a tree in his front yard that has a nut I am trying to identify. It is a greenish-red husk surrounding 3 dark brown pods. The husk peeled away on its own after being in my kitchen for a day. I have also included a picture of the foliage.

The best I could see on-line is that it may be a shagbark hickory, but couldn’t find enough information. Any assistance would be appreciated.


  1. Bobby Flower Fanatic says:

    How tall is that tree? I wonder if Stone answered a similar mystery recently.

    August 27th, 2013 at 5:24 pm
  2. Beth Unregistered says:

    That is a seed from a camellia. They seem to be prolific this year.

    August 29th, 2013 at 12:09 pm

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