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California hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica)

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  • Size: Grows to 16' tall. Often has multiple stems and ball-shaped crown.

  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, deciduous. Oval, with double saw-toothed edges, heart-shaped base, and drip tip. Very hairy.

  • Fruit: Large nut (greater than 1/4"), enclosed in papery involucre.

  • Bark: Smooth and gray-brown.

  • Distribution: Found west of the Cascade crest.

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