Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

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Corylus avellana

Noisetier
Hazel

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

red

Flower size

2 mm

Flowering months

January,

February,

March

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

3-6 m

Description

The wood was traditionally grown for coppicing, to cut poles that were used for wattle-and-daub buildings and for agricultural fences. The flowers are produced in spring, before the leaves. The nuts are in a cluster of 1-5. Grows in woodland, scrub and hedges.

Turkey is the largest producer of hazelnuts.

Flowers

The female part is more or less hidden, only the bright red styles are visible. The yellow male catkins, initially greenish-yellow, become red brown with maturity.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped to rounded, serrated and slightly lobed, hairy.

Fruits Seeds

Nut: hazelnut.

Edible

Nuts: raw, roasted or ground for the confectionary industry. Oil used in cooking.

Medical

Nut: contains magnesium and sulphur.

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