Black Walnut (Juglans sp.)

Black Walnut by bill kralovec
Black Walnut, a photo by bill kralovec on Flickr.

Last week I snapped this photo of a walnut tree in its full autumn glory! The striking yellow really set it about from the other trees that have not turned color yet. I also learned that the juice from the fruits (the nuts are inside) stains fingers brown and it is difficult to remove.

There are 21 different species of the Juglans genus and I am not exactly sure which one this is. I call it the most common, the Black Walnut, which is native to the eastern United States, but is widely grown in Europe since the 17th century. The tree is known for its high quality wood and of course, the walnut.


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