Black Walnut

Common Name: Black Walnut

Scientific Name: Juglans nigra

Family: Juglandaceae

Type: Deciduous

Habitat: Near Streams or Rivers, Woodlands, Slopes, Coves

Native: Yes

Height: Up to 90 feet

Light: Full to partial sun

Soil: Well drained, Moist

Description: The Black Walnut is a native, deciduous tree that prefers to grow near streams or rivers, in woodlands, and along slopes or coves in moist, well drained soil and full sun. The Black Walnut, which can grow up to 90 feet tall, can be identified by its compound, lanceolate leaves and its yellow-green walnuts that are known for their lemon-like scent. These photos of a Black Walnut tree were taken along Mahan Lane next to the Native Grass Meadow at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.