Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

White Walnut
Juglans cinerea
Family: Juglandaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  T
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G4
State Rank: S2S3

Mesic wooded ravines and alluvial forests.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early April to late April.
Fruiting Period: Early October to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Gray scaly bark and leaves divided into 11-17 leaflets; the terminal or end leaflet is present (and usually absent in black walnut). White walnut has twigs with leaf scars with a hairy ridge

Timber removal would be detrimental.

Global Range:
Juglans cinerea occurs throughout the central and eastern United States and southeastern Canada (Fernald 1950, Smith 1988, Brown and Kirkman 1990, Gleason and Cronquist 1991, TNC HO 1992).

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Data last updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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