Common Hazel

Corylus avellana L.

 

NATURE deciduous tree
LEAF singular leaf
  Leaf edge: double saw-toothed
Leaf shape: inversely egg-shaped
Nervation: feather-veined
FRUIT nut (hazelnut)
INFLORESCENCE in amentums
Medical value: The common hazel provides treatment for problems with liver, gallbladder and diarrhoea.  
Use: Hazelnuts are tasty and rich in vitamins and vegetable fat. They provide excellent oil for frying and salad dressing. The oil is commonly used in perfumes and oil paint, and often made into hazelnut spread.

Legend:

Bloom. All months in which we can find blooming specimens. Regional differences may occur.
Harvest Time. All months in which we can find ripe fruits on trees. Unripe fruit can be found earlier on trees and shrubs. Sometimes even throughout the year, as happens with trees such as pines, this fruit ripens over several years.
Both flowers and ripe fruit may occur at the same time in some months.