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

  

Corylus cornuta.Kitty Kohout.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.wisplants.uwsp.edu

Corylus cornuta.fruit.Kitty Kohout.Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium. University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.wisplants.uwsp.edu. (Accessed 5/2014).

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).