Corylus cornuta - Hazelnut
Common name: Beaked Hazel, hazelnut
General bloom time: Late winter, inconspicuous flowers open, leaves open in March-April.
Leaves: The leaves are rounded oval, coarsely double-toothed, 5–11 cm long and 3 – 8 cm broad, with hairy undersides.
Flowers: They form catkins in the fall and pollinate the flowers, which appear in late winter
Fruit: An acorn-like brown nut about 2 cm in diameter, completely concealed by two, leafy, coarsely toothed (husk-like) bracts fused at the tip and forming an extended “beak”.
Habitat: It grows in dry woodlands and forest edges
USDA Dept. Agrlculture
Oregon Flora Project
Captured Phenology Stages of
|Leaf Not Yet Emerging|
|Photograph taken by Kerissa Fuccillo|