Part of hazel  genus Corylus in alder / birch / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Corylus hosts caterpillars of 131 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Often grows in clonal colonies [1] —look around for other stems!

Learn more about American hazelnut Corylus americana

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