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Avellano(es); Common Hazel(en)

Corylus avellana


Common hazel is typically a shrub reaching 3–8 m tall, but can reach 15 m. The leaves are deciduous, rounded, 6–12 cm long and across, softly hairy on both surfaces, and with a double-serrate margin. The flowers are produced very early in spring, before the leaves, and are monoecious with single-sex wind-pollinated catkins.


It is a temperate plant, but has great range. Preferred locations airy with a high temperature coupled with some degree of moisture, as it encourages fruiting and development of hazelnuts.

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Redondela, Galicia, Spain

Spotted on May 13, 2012
Submitted on May 13, 2012

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