Part of witch-hazel  family Hamamelidaceae.

Native to the 🇺🇸 USA, east of or near the Mississippi River, and extending into parts of 🇨🇦 Canada, Oklahoma, Texas and 🇲🇽 Mexico.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  The leaves and bark can be made into an astringent.

Hamamelis hosts caterpillars of 63 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

In North America's Midwest, often planted in a middle story or "small trees layer" of a woodland plant community.   Use as small tree is a small yard (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 54)   Growing info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 2)

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