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Corylus avellana or common hazel, botanical vintage engraving
Common hazel is a shrub cultivated for its nuts. Hazelnut, kernel and seeds are edible and rich on proteins usead raw, roasted or ground to paste.
Botanical illustration: walnut tree, widely cultivated across Europe
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of the walnut tree: large, deciduous tree attaining heights of 25–35 m, and a trunk up to 2 m diameter. The whole fruit, including the husk, falls in autumn; the seed is large, with … Continued
Botanical illustration: common beech
Antique print describing the botanical morphology of common beech (or just ” beech”): deciduous large tree grows up to 50 m (160 ft). in height and 3 m (9.8 ft). Its lifespan is normally 150–200 years. Leaves are alternate, the … Continued