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Plant Name:

Black Walnut

Scientific Name:

Juglans nigra


Black Walnut is a large deciduous tree with compound leaves and round, green nuts enclosed in a thick, black husk.


Forests, woodlands, open areas


The nuts of Black Walnut are an important food source for various wildlife species, including squirrels, chipmunks, and birds. The tree provides nesting sites and cover for birds and other wildlife.

Growing Conditions:

Thrives in well-drained soil in full sun.


Black Walnut wood is highly valued for its lumber, used in furniture making, cabinetry, and woodworking projects. The nuts are also consumed by humans and have culinary uses.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Nuts (black walnuts) can be eaten raw or used in cooking

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Fun Facts:

Black Walnut trees produce a substance called juglone, which can inhibit the growth of certain plants in their vicinity.

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