Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Witch Hazel

The witch hazel shrubs are flowering. This is in Hort Park at Purdue. The first two pictures are of a shrub close to the pussy willow pictured in the previous post. There is a witch hazel that is native to Indiana (Hamamelis virginiana), but this is probably a commercial hybrid Hamamelis planted here long ago. The native Hamamelis virginiana that you might find in the woodland understory has yellow flowers, and flowers in the fall.

This is another witch hazel shrub in Hort Park, you can find it a few steps east of the first one pictured. Note the difference in flower color.

All pictures taken March 12, 2010.

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