Juglans californica

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Fagales Juglandaceae Juglans

Juglans californica unripe nutCalifornia Walnut

I’ve not seen this in SB county though it is supposed to grow here. I have seen it in both Ventura and LA counties, blooming in March.

This is a rare (CNPS 4.2) species.

It may be distinguished from English Walnut by the leaves, more than 11 leaflets means California Walnut, fewer means English. It also tends to be a smaller tree than the English.

Juglans californica tree

Juglans californica unripe nut

Juglans californica flower (poor)
(I apologize for the poor quality of this image)

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