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Hazelnuts are also known as filberts, although that is something your grandmother probably called them.
Hazelnuts, also called filberts, are a popular ingredient in baked goods, candy and snacks.
Barnett's list included prairie smoke, coneflower, compass plant, obedient plant and butterflyweed — native prairie plants that bloom at different times — as well as native shrubs including filbert, which produces fruits for wildlife in fall.
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Hazel trees are common in England, and their sweet nuts become ripe in late summer. The feast day of a French saint named Philibert was celebrated during the time that people picked these nuts. In 1066 the Normans conquered England and in their form of French they called the nut of the hazel tree philber, after the saint. Eventually, English borrowed the word as filbert.
Origin and Etymology of filbert
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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