Corylus americana is a brier with simple, alternate, asperous leaves and a actual bristling form. The macho flowers are abiding in elongate aments and the changeable flowers are in baby groups aural buds that are agnate to the leaf-bearing buds. The bake-apple is a nut that develops amid a brace of boxy and barbate bracts. See aswell our added breed of hazelnut in Wisconsin, Corylus cornuta, the beaked hazelnut.
Corylus cornuta is begin throughout the accompaniment on brilliant and generally dry sites. It is well-adapted to blaze and bound resprouts afterward a fire.
The basics are edible, although abate than the added frequently able filberts (Corylus maxima, Corylus colurna,Corylus avellana,and hybrids thereof). There are able hybrids of C. americana with C. avellana which aim to amalgamate the beyond basics of the closing with the former’s attrition to a North American bane Cryptosporella anomala.
Native Americans acclimated C. americana for alleviative purposes.