Ontario Trees & Shrubs website

Juglans cinerea

Other common names: White Walnut

French names: Noyer cendré

Family: Walnut Family (Juglandaceae)

Group: Walnuts

Distinctive features: Tree; "Canoe" pattern on bark.

Similar species:
  •   Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) - has a small terminal leaflet (or none).

  •   Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) - twigs and branches are fuzzy.

  •   Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra)

Flowers: Spring

Leaves: Alternate, Compound, Entire

Trunk: "Canoe" pattern on bark.

Habitat: Forests;  Forests, edges of forests.

Books: Trees in Canada: 198   

Native/Non-native: Native

Status: RARE - endangered.

Photographs: 139 photographs available, of which 3 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

Butternut bark is composed of flat-topped ridges, not very deep. It is said to have a canoe-shaped pattern.

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

A twig and buds.

Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

What the top of a mature Butternut tree looks like.

Range map for Butternut (Juglans cinerea)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)