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
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