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Corylus avelana

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 March 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Corylus avelana (NL: Hazelaar / EN: Common Hazel / DE: Gemeine Hasel, Haselstrauch, Haselnussstrauch / FR: Noisetier, Coudrier, Avelinier) is a species of hazel native to Europe and western Asia. The flowers are produced very early in spring, before the leaves, and are monoecious with single-sex wind-pollinated catkins. Male catkins are pale yellow and 5–12 cm long, while female catkins are very small and largely concealed in the buds with only the bright red 1–3 mm long styles visible.

Image: Ranst (BE) - 04/03/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/50 second F/7.1 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Magnifique. Encore faut-il savoir qu'il y a une si petite fleur à la base des chatons.

10 Mar 2013 8:48am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Exquisite shot.

10 Mar 2013 9:27pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/50 second
F/7.1
ISO 200
150 mm

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