Other Common Names/Trade Names: None
Scientific Name: Juglans cinerea
Best Single Characteristic for Identification: Light brown color, slight nutty taste and smell, semi-ring porous.
Uses: Limited use for cabinets and lumber due to softness of wood. Can be stained to look like black walnut.
General Natural Range: Minnesota to Southern Quebec and Maine. South to Arkansas and Alabama.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: None
Other Species Easily Confused With: Black Walnut
Means of Distinguishing Similar Species : Butternut is much softer and lighter in color than black walnut.