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Common Name:
Black Walnut
Scientific Name:
Juglans nigra L.
Common Family:
Walnut Family
Scientific Family:
Bark: Brown on surface, darker brown when cut, ridged and furrowed with a rough diamond pattern.
Foliage: Alternate, pinnately compound, 12 to 24 inches long with 10 to 24 leaflets (poorly formed or missing terminal leaflet), leaflets are ovate-lanceolate, finely serrate, and 3 to 3 1/2 inches long, rachis is stout and somewhat pubescent; yellow-green to green above, slightly paler below.
Fruit: Round, 2 to 2 1/2 inches across, with a thick, green indehiscent husk. The husk contains an irregularly furrowed, hard nut that contains sweet, oily meat (edible), mature in late summer to fall.
Cemetery|Location: Fairmount | Block 61
Additional Information:

Virginia Tech Dept of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation – Black Walnut