Black walnut (Juglans nigra)

Black walnut (Juglans nigra) is a common tree of open woods and wooded borders.


Black walnut (Juglans nigra) twig and flowering branch

Walnut twigs are stout, with a true terminal bud, and 3-lobed leaf scars that look like a money’s face.


Walnut (Juglans nigra) leaf scar looks like a monkey’s face!

Walnut twigs have chambered pith (i.e., hollow with cross-walls).


Chambered pith: is anything more beautiful?