Little Walnut - Juglans microcarpa
Only about 30 feet tall, Little Walnut is a southwestern tree, ranging from central New Mexico to Texas and Oklahoma. The leaflets are narrow (up to ½ inch) and there are 17-25 in each leaf. This walnut grows in damp areas from low to mountainous elevations. The nuts are small and the catkins about 4 inches long. Little Walnut develops a deep taproot which enables it to survive droughts. The wood is dark and has been utilized for furniture. Also known as Texas Black Walnut, this tree hybridizes with Arizona Walnut (J. major) where their ranges overlap.