Corylus cornuta beaked hazel-nut Betulaceae COCO; R, w;

Corylus cornuta fruit. 2012 © Peter M. Dziuk. Minnesota Wildflowers. minnesotawildflowers.info

Corylus cornuta fruit. 2012 © Peter M. Dziuk. Minnesota Wildflowers. minnesotawildflowers.info (Accessed 1/2018).

Corylus cornuta is a shrub to 3 m tall, young twigs hairy, older twigs smooth. 

Leaves alternate, oblong, coarsely double toothed, stalk hairy. 

Flowers sexes separate on same plant (monoecious). Male catkin short, stalkless, female flowers red, small, March-April. 

Corylus cornuta..3.3.2010

Corylus cornuta male and female flowers.M. B. Gargiullo (ca 2010).

Fruit a nut enclosed in densely hairy bracts with long beak. 

Wetland status: FACU-. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Habitat: Moist woods, edges. Soil pH 6-7.5. Tolerant of shade. Moderately tolerant of drought, soil compaction. Intolerant of salt, flooding (Hightshoe 1988).