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White Walnut

Scientific Name: Juglans cinerea

This is a very rare tree in Indiana, and also goes by the name "Butternut". I have only seen two single trees in the Monroe County, IN area. They used to be quite common, but have been mostly wiped out due to disease.

The bark is fairly distinctive, with the furrowed "X" pattern as many walnuts have. The ridges of the X's are broad,  smooth, and whitish.

The husks of the nuts from this tree were used as a source of dye. They colored the uniforms of Confederate Army soldiers during the Civil War.


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