My Colby-Sawyer Experience

“My students are always kind of surprised to learn about what they have missed, what they haven't been paying attention to all their lives.”
Natural Sciences Professor Laura Alexander

175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

American Hazel Corylus americana
Birch Betulaceae family

No Pictures yet.

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-



Click here to return to the Angiosperm Index Page.

Click here to return to the Virtual Herbarium Home Page.