Hamamelis virginiana L. - Witch Hazel
Family - Hamamelidaceae
Stems - No info. yet.
Leaves - No info. yet.
Inflorescence - No info. yet.
Flowers - No info. yet.
Flowering - September - December.
Habitat - Rich woods on north facing slopes, wooded valleys along streams.
Origin - Native to U.S.
Other info. - This species is fairly rare in Missouri, only being found in a few eastern Ozark counties. The plant is easy to ID in the field, especially while in flower, because of its unique leaves and distinct flowers. This is a shrubby tree that can have multiple stems from the base and can reach 4m tall.
Photographs taken at Pilot Knob State Park, NC., 10-20-02.