Black Walnut

Other Common Names/Trade Names: None
Scientific Name: Juglans nigra 
Best Characteristics for Identification: Light to dark brown heartwood color. Nutty taste and odor, Semi-ring porous.
Uses: Very high end veneer and lumber, furniture, flooring, cabinets, paneling.
General Natural Range: Eastern South Dakota to eastern Texas. East to the Atlantic coast. North to Michigan, very southern Quebec,  and southern New England.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: None
Other Species Easily Confused With: Butternut
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species : Butternut is much softer and lighter in color than black walnut.
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