Oilnut; Buffalo Nut
Pyrularia oleifera /? Family
April 17, 2005
According to this website, https://entweb.clemson.edu/caps/pestalrt/onpfir/onpfirs.htm , Oilnut is a semiparasitic shrub. The "haustoria" on the roots attach to other trees to take in nutrients. Later in the year "nuts", called drupes, will form. The early settlers used the oil from these nuts for lamp oil.
Perennial - shrub
Where seen: Frozen Head State Park