Wyre Forest Study Group

27 Feb  2024

Female Hazel Flower – Corylus avellana

February is the time of year when the male flowers of Hazel, the long bunches of flowers we know as catkins, are frequently seen.

But, the smaller female flower is rather less obvious but just as important if the species is to perpetuate!

This picture was taken at the end of February in Callow Hill whilst members of the Wyre Forest Study Group were exploring an old orchard, the Hazel was part of the hedgerow around the orchard.








Female Hazel flower - Graham Hill

Female Hazel flower – Corylus avellana ♀

Photo by: Graham Hill