You are here


Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Recognised in spring by its catkins this is a common tree in woodland and hedgerows across Dorset.


Common Name Hazel
Scientific Name Corylus avellana
Species Group Deciduous Trees
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Hazel family - Corylaceae
Status Locally common
Flower Colour Group Yellow
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
Preferred Environment
Look for The familiar yellow catkins (but beware other species also have catkins!)
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

To see related species click here: 

Deciduous Trees