Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


771

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Uncommon

Look for it in moist, nutrient-rich forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound: 11-17 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
Staminate calyx 3-6 lobed, pistillate calyx 4-parted
Inferior ovary
Staminate flowers in elongate pendulous catkins

FRUIT:
Fall
Drupaceous nut

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fagales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juglans cinerea   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juglans cinerea   FAMILY Juglandaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 053-01-002:
Juglans cinerea   FAMILY Juglandaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Butternut, White Walnut


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juci_001_lvd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_juci_004_lhd

        

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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_juci_005_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm090404_050

April    Walker County    GA

The Pocket on Pigeon Mountain

The bark of both Juglans species resembles a chocolate brownie when cut, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm090425_012

April    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

As the tree ages, bark develops dark fissures and flat-topped gray ridges, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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JK Marlow    jkm120830_269

August    Henderson County    NC

Holmes Educational Forest

Leaflet lower surfaces pubescent; rachis sticky tomentose, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_712

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_715

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Fruit ellipsoid, glandular-pubescent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_722

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_725

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaves with 11-17 hairy leaflets, the terminal leaflet usually present, per Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge.

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Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjcinerea_littlergsm

Month Unknown    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Staminate flowers in catkins 3-5" long, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.