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Juglans nigra

Black Walnut

Scientific Name:

Juglans nigra

Genus:

Juglans

Species Epithet:

nigra

Common Name:

Black Walnut

Plant Type

Tree

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Juglandaceae (Walnut Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

72-100 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow, Green

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

April

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist, nutrient-rich forests of floodplains and slopes, calcareous hammocks. Generally common in the NC mountains, fairly common to frequent in the Piedmont (though seldom in large numbers), and fairly common in much of the Coastal Plain, but more so in brownwater floodplains. Not numerous in the Sandhills or in eastern counties where brownwater rivers are scarce or absent.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Compound

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure, S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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