the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
hickory / Carya spp. of the family Juglandaceae, the walnut family
5" x 5" flat cut, 5" x 5" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Ring porous with large to very large earlywood pores in one or two rows, mostly solitary but with occasional multiples 2 or 3 pores long, dropping sometimes slightly gradually but usually abruptly to much smaller latewood pores (which also sometime have multiples but less frequently), rays are narrow and plentiful and easily visible at 10X (not to the naked eye). Banded parenchyma (but could also be classified as reticulate parenchyma) and an important note is that the parenchyma bands are present throughout the growth ring in the pecan hickory group but in the true hickory group they are absent from the earlywood area of large pores, as illustrated in the link in this box:
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions