Orange Co., NC
Name: Corylus Americana (American hazelnut):
Corylus Americana (American hazelnut) is a shrub. The leaves are green with red-ish long spiral strings hanging from the stem of the plant.
Growth Form: the plant is a shrub (a woody plant with several stems growing from the base)
Leaf Type: the leaf blade is simple (lobed or unlobed but not separated into leaflets).
Cool Facts: Food source for hares, birds, squirrels, and many other animals.
Species from eastern North America, absent from the coastal Deep South, Texas and Florida
Common name: American Hazelnut
The involucre covering the nut is simply gorgeous.
Nut picked in Boyle Park, Little Rock. Photographed in a more studio setting back at my house.
Gate 23 along New Hope Creek