English Walnut

Scientific Name: Juglans regia
Genus: Juglans
Family: Juglandaceae

IMG_0373 english walnutEnglish WalnutA deciduous tree thought to have originated near Persia, this tree is also known as the Persian Walnut. It bears small, female flowers that develop into the nuts and separate male flowers called “catkins” that produce the needed pollen. Leaves have 5 to 7 leaflets on one leaf stem. Tree is grown for its nuts and wood, and as an ornamental. There are many English Walnuts in the greater Portland area.