Corylus avellana European filbert Betulaceae COAV*; Bx, pb;

Corylus avellana.commons.wikipedia.org

Corylus avellana.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 5/2014).

Corylus avellana is a shrub to 6 m tall, often forming dense thicket of stems, young stems hairy. 

Leaves alternate, to 10 long, 7 cm wide, almost round, tip abruptly pointed, base lobed, margin double-toothed, irregular, hairy on both sides, stalk to 1 cm long. 

Flowers See C. americana.

Fruit as above with bracts slightly longer than nut (Dirr 1990). 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Habitat: Rarely escaped from cultivation. 

Notes: These specimens probably planted and overgrown (R. DeCandido; Steven Glenn personal communication).