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Turkish Hazel Corylus colurna (Betulaceae) HEIGHT to 22m<br />
Larger that Common Hazel with a stout bole and a conical crown. The best feature for identification is the involucre, which completely encloses the nut and is finely toothed and often recurved. Leaves are similar to those of Hazel, but are more likely to look lobed. A native of SE Europe and Asia Minor, and also found as an introduction further north and west.
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Turkish Hazel Corylus colurna (Betulaceae) HEIGHT to 22m
Larger that Common Hazel with a stout bole and a conical crown. The best feature for identification is the involucre, which completely encloses the nut and is finely toothed and often recurved. Leaves are similar to those of Hazel, but are more likely to look lobed. A native of SE Europe and Asia Minor, and also found as an introduction further north and west.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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