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Common Walnut

Juglans regia

Plant Data

Order:
Fagales
Family:
Juglandaceae (Walnut)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Yellowish-green flowers. Male hanging catkins and female upright spikes. Wind pollinated.
Fruit:
The female flowers develop into a green, fleshy husk, each of which contains a walnut. The walnut is brown and wrinkly.
Leaves:
A deciduous tree with pinnate leaves. The glossy leaves are arranged alternate along the stems. They are divided into 5 to 9 oval-shaped leaflets.
Maximum Size:
23 meters tall.
Foraging Notes:
The seeds can be eaten raw and taste very good. The leaves can be used to make tea. The walnuts are edible and are high in fat, protein, fibre, vitamin B6, iron and magnesium.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Aroma:
The leaves smell lemony, or like lime when crushed.
Other Names:
Ban-nut Tree, California Walnut, Carpathian Walnut, Caucasian Walnut, Chile Walnut, Circassian Walnut, English Walnut, European Walnut, French Nut, French Walnut, Italian Walnut, Madeira Nut, Madeira Walnut, Manchurian Walnut, Persian Walnut, Royal Walnut, Welsh Nut.
Habitats:
Hedgerows, parkland, woodland.