crenate, dentate, lobed, toothed, undulate
oblong, elliptic, obovate, ovate, suborbicular
brown, green, orange, red, yellow
September - December
A myth of witchcraft held that a forked branch of Witch-hazel could be used to locate underground water. First Nations used witch-hazel leaves for tea. (Athenic)
Birds eat the fruits (small brown capsules). Browsed by deer and beaver. Seeds-granivorous birds, Seeds-Small mammals
Commercial witch-hazel, an astringent liniment, is an alcohol extract of witch- hazel bark. Witch-hazel oil has been used in medicines, eye-washes, after shave lotions and salves for soothing insect bites, burns and poison ivy rashes. (Kershaw)
Rich or dry woods.