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Black Walnut (Juglans nigra )    
Family: Juglandaceae      
                   
  Black Walnut  

Location:

  • Moist, well-drained soils
  • Found along streams, also in mixed forests

Characteristics:

  • Deciduous, dioecious tree
  • open, rounded crown shape with aromatic foliage
  • Height: 21-27 m (70-90m)

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Leaves:

  • pinnately compound leaves, usually 9-21 leaflets
  • leaflets lance-shaped, saw-toothed
  • hairless above, some hairs beneath
         
    Black Walnut leaves  
         

 

Bark:

  • deeply furrowed in scaly ridges
  • dark brown color

Flowers:

  • flowers small, green; catkins in male, 2-lobed in female
  • single or paired nuts, thick green or brown husk
  • thick-shelled inner layer, sweet edible seed
 
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