Little Walnut Fact Sheet
Family: Juglandaceae - Walnut family
Latin name: Juglans microcarpa
Common name: Little walnut, Texas walnut, Texas black walnut, dwarf walnut
- Juglans microcarpa is a small to medium tree that reaches a height of only 20 - 30 feet.
- Little walnut grows as a native tree from southwestern Kansas through Oklahoma and Texas, south into northeastern Mexico.�
- The leaves of the Texas walnut are alternate, odd-pinnately compound and 9 to 12 inches long.
- There are 11 to 25 narrow serrate leaflets with small teeth. leaves �
- The upper portion of the leaflets are dark yellow to green. The lower surface of the leaflets are paler.
- The smaller size and narrower leaves of the Juglans microcarpa make it seem lighter and more open than other members of the Juglans family.
- Pictures of fruit of Texas walnut.
- The trees will first bear seed at approximately 15 years of age and may have some years when the crop is really abundant.
- Photos taken July 1, 2008.
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