Hamamelis virginiana /Hamamelidaceae
Witch Hazel blooms in late October and early November when the leaves fall from the shrub . I found this plant blooming at the base of Ozone Falls on Nov. 5, 2004. Compounds in Witch Hazel bark have long been used in folk medicine as an astringent.
Perennial - Shrub
Where seen: Great Smoky Mountains NP, University of Tennessee Arboretum, Ozone Falls SNA, Laurel-Snow Pocket Wilderness, Warriors' Path SP