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California Hazelnut

Corylus californica




First Noted by Expedition
October 22, 1805, along the Deschutes River, Oregon.
 

Description
Fuzzy, oval-shaped, notched leaves. Blooms in late winter/early spring (February through April), with tiny flowers, about 1 in (2 cm) long. Nuts ready for harvest in summer, about 5/8 in (15 mm) long. Usually a woody deciduous shrub, 5 to 10 ft (2 to 3 m) tall.
 

Habitat
Shady slopes, often on the northern side.
 

Range
Pacific states (Washington, Oregon, California).
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