corylus spp

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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.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz
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Hazelnuts and filberts (Corylus spp.) are the best for small properties because they are either large shrubs or small trees, usually up to around 15 feet tall.
The overstory is dominated by Acer spp., Populus spp., and Corylus spp., and the understory was basically dominated by Fargesia robusta, a staple bamboo for the giant panda.
(Oestlund) Macrosiphum (Neocorylobium) Ostrya virginiana, Corylus spp. pseudocoryli (Patch) Macrosiphum rosae (L.) Rosa spp.
Typically preferring mature hardwood forests, Early Hairstreak caterpillars feed on American Beech (Fagus grandifolia L.), American Hazelnut (Corylus spp.) and various Oak species (.Quercus spp.) (Klots and dos Passos 1981; Nielsen 1973).