hazel nut

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Related to Common Hazel: hazelnut tree, Corylus avellana
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hazel nut

hazel nut

No poisonous lookalikes. All Hazels are edible. Stems have stiff hairs. Male trees have clumps of pale yellow flowers hanging like long sausages, Female trees have tiny tiny pinks tufts on the tips of the buds. Simple rounded leaves with serrated edges. Nuts edible, encased in funky fringy wrappers. Astringent. Bark tea used for tumors, skin problems and cancers, worms, illness. Lots of healthy fats, B vitamins, E and K. Contains flavonoids that may support brain health, improve circulation and reduce symptoms associated with allergies.
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This non commercial forest including species such as common Hazel, Oak, Beech, Hornbeam, Maple trees.
Table 1: Five types of common Hazel in study site Foerst type slope% aspect Range of altitude m.
The plant got its name from the early settlers in Virginia who, having discovered a woodland shrub very similar (but unrelated) to the European common hazel, used its branches as divining rods to locate underground springs and streams.