Butternut - Juglans cinerea
With a native range from Minnesota to the coast and south to Misissippi, Butternut is a fairly widespread walnut, although it rarely grows in pure stands. It is a small to medium-sized tree, sometimes reaching 100 feet with a straight trunk and rounded crown. The thick bark is fissured on older trees. This is a relatively short-lived walnut, living less than a hundred years. The leaves are composed of 11-17 leaflets and are up to two feet long. The male flowers are fairly long catkins, and the female flowers are small. The large fruits are borne in clusters, and the kernal is sweet.