American Hazel Corylus americana
Birch Betulaceae family

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Leaves: American Hazel leaves are heart-shaped and double toothed leaves; 2-5" in length.

Flowers: Catkins are stalked and are approximately one inch long.

Twigs are hairy.

Fruits: Hazel nuts,which are edible, are enclosed in thin, flattened, hairy, ragged-edged husks.

Form/Habitat: American Hazel is an understory upland shrub.

NWI Status: FACU-



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