Part of witch-hazel  genus Hamamelis and 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.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Hamamelis hosts caterpillars of 63 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

The leaves and bark can be made into an astringent.

In North America's Midwest, often planted in a middle story or "small trees layer" of a woodland plant community.

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