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Common Name:
Butternut Tree
Scientific Name:
Juglans cinerea
Common Family:
Walnut Family
Scientific Family:
Bark: Light, ashy gray, with flat top, shiny ridges, developing diamond shaped patterns
Foliage: Alternate, pinnately compound, 15 to 25 inches long, with 11 to 17 oblong-lanceolate leaflets with serrate margins; rachis is stout and pubescent with a well developed terminal leaflet; green above and paler below.
Fruit: Oblong (lemon shaped), with a yellow-green sticky indehiscent husk; husk contains an irregularly-ribbed nut containing sweet, oily meat; mature in late summer.
Cemetery|Location: Fairmount | Block 61
Additional Information:

Virginia Tech Dept of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation – Butternut Tree