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Locate Wild Hazelnuts
You can help the ambitious goals of the Hybrid Hazelnut Consortium. By locating wild hazelnuts in your community, you will help us diversify our collection of plants.
What to Do
Let us know if you think you have identified an American hazelnut. After reviewing your information, we will let you know if we would like a sample of your wild hazelnut and what the proper procedures are to follow.Contact the Consortium
How to Find American Hazelnuts
Native American Hazelnuts are found in the midwestern, eastern, and southeastern regions of the United States and in Canada. Please refer to the map to discover if you might have American hazelnuts growing in your state.
The Consortium is primarily seeking samples from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee, especially in higher elevations in these states.
Typical hazelnuts and where they’re found:
Key Identifying Features of the American Hazelnut:
Heart-shaped leaves (paler on back than front)
Involucre (leafy bract)
8- to 15-foot tall shrub