Flora of Northern Ireland
  • Corylus avellana L. - Hazel
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Corylus avellana
© Stan Beesley
Corylus avellana
© Alan Hill
Corylus avellana
© Fiona McCrory
Corylus avellana
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Hazel is one of our commonest shrubs and small trees. It produces conspicuous "lamb's-tails" (male catkins) on the bare wood in very early spring. An edible nut is produced in autumn. Common in hedges, scrub and woodland.

All names: Corylus avellana L.