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|Species: Juglans nigra|
Black walnut trees grow up to 90’ tall. Their bark is dark gray and deeply grooved.
Leaves of this tree are alternate and compound. They’re 12-24" long and have 7 to 17 narrow, toothed, leaflets. The underside is hairy. In the fall, leaves turn yellow.
The crushed leaves have a spicy scent.
Habitat & Range
Black walnut trees are found in fertile soils across the eastern half of the United States.
The nuts of this tree are 2 1/2" wide, round, green-brown, and shelled.
Featured image by James Dake.