What flower is that?

Witch-hazel
Photo credit: kbarton

This plant is a shrub which grows to about 15 feet tall.  It blooms in the fall and the flowers have linear, yellow petals.  The leaves are alternate, broadest above the middle, have an uneven base and the margins have rounded teeth. The fruit is a woody capsule. The plant is known for its astringent properties. It grows in woods.

 

It’s…

Botanical Name:

 

Hamamelis virginiana

Common Name:

 

Witch-hazel

Family:

 

Hamamelidaceae (Witch-hazel family)

Habitat:

 

Understory shrub usually found in moist woods

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