Corylus Cornuta - Pacific Hazelnut

Pacific Hazelnut


Common name: Pacific Hazelnut, filbert

Identification: Stems grow to 1-4 meters tall, clumped, spreads via suckers.

Leaves: Oval with a heart-shaped base, saw-toothed edges, with soft hairs on both sides.

Flowers: small  flowers with hot-pink stigmas, male catkins; both appear before leaves appear in the spring.

Fruit: round edible nuts, enclosed in light green husks, appear in autumn.

Habitat: grows in moist mid-elevation forests, in openings or shade.

Ecology: Mammals and birds prize the nuts of this shrub.

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