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"...black walnut seeks a master of good instincts and powerful insight."
-- Mr. Ollivander (Pm)

A wand wood (Pm).

  • Black walnut wands have "a particular flair in all types of charmwork" (Pm).
  • According to Ollivander, this type of wand has a "pronounced quirk" of judging inner conflict, and wizards who deceive themselves or others will not be successful with black walnut (Pm)

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The husk of the black walnut tree fruit was used by early settlers in North America to dye cloth a dark brown, and can even be used as ink.  The roots of the tree emit "juglones" which prohibit growth of other plants, so it's not a good idea to make a garden near a black walnut tree. Not to mention the fact that the green nut pods that ripen in autumn are baseball-sized and will crush anything they fall upon. source: Wikipedia

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