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Old 11-04-2008, 12:10 AM
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Met a woman at the food store who was very nice, ended up getting to chatting about a tree in her yard. I have no idea if it is a native species or not. Here are a few pics, I am not real sure what it is as I have only seen pictures.

It appears to have leaflets with green "fruit" as she described, certainly not a paw paw maybe a persimmon?? I live in Morgantown WV if that helps narrow anything down.

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Old 11-04-2008, 09:08 AM
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I gotta go with Butternut, maybe walnut but the nut husks appear to be more elongated.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:29 AM
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Those nuts look like butternut to me.
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:20 PM
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I believe they're right...butternut:

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Old 11-04-2008, 02:43 PM
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Its butternut, once fairly common here in WV but is being killed by butternut canker.
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:28 PM
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In these parts we have hicory trees that are referred to as butternut. It is my understanding that Jonny Reb used the nut for a dye that they dyed uniforms with. Is this in the hicory family?
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:07 PM
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You might be thinking of bitternut hickory.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:40 AM
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You may be right. I will do a little homework.
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:28 PM
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I agree, that looks like butternut in the pics. Here is a link with a good description:

http://www.cnr.vt.edu/dendro/dendrol...heet.cfm?ID=31

Butternut, in the same family as walnut, may stain your hands when you handle the husk of the fruit. These were often used to make a yellow/orange/brown dye.
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:00 PM
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I can certainly attest to the dye issue. I used the husks when I was a kid to dye my legholds and conibears. Worked great.
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Old 11-07-2008, 11:49 AM
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Thanks guys!

I have not been able to check back in, but after thinking about it for awhile butternut did come to mind. I just dont see them very much.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:37 PM
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If it's harvestable, you may want to encourage the tree owner to consider it. Almost all of them around here are gone due to the disease. If you can get a few bucks for it while still alive, it may be a good idea.
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