Useful and Edible Plants of California / California hazel
Common to moist environments (slopes, in
canyons, bushy slopes and woods, both dense and open).
It may or may not follow streams if it grows in shaded forests
(found particularly on the edge of redwood forests).
Nuts have as rich a flavor as walnuts (gather
in July and August).
The straight stems were made into arrow shafts
and the smaller stems were woven into baskets.