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Black Walnut

Juglans nigra
Easily Missouri’s most valuable tree, the black walnut provides the finest wood in the world, as well as delicious nuts. Both are in high demand and thus form an important part of Missouri’s economy.

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Black Walnut

Black walnut, Juglans nigra.

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Black Walnut Bark

Black walnut bark is rough, and when the surface is lightly scraped shows a chocolate brown color.

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Black Walnut Catkins

Male flowers appear in drooping catkins when leaves emerge in spring.

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Black Walnut Tree

Black walnut trees grow up to 90 feet tall with a rounded, open crown.

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Black Walnut Twig Cross Section

Twigs thick, light brown, with fuzzy buds and tan, chambered pith at the core of the twig.

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Illustration of black willow leaves and catkins.

Black Willow

Salix nigra
In some parts of our nation, black willow is only a shrub, but in Missouri it grows quite large. The largest and most widely known of our native willows, black willow is the only member of its family that reaches commercial size.

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Illustration of black willow leaves and catkins.

Black Willow

Black willow, Salix nigra.

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