Witchhazel (Family Hamamelidaceae)
The Hamamelidaceae is a family of flowering plants in the order
Saxifragales, including 27 genera and about 80-90 species, all shrubs
and small trees.
Members of this family are quit cosmopolitan in distribution, ranging
from temperate to tropical regions, including eastern North America,
Mexico, Central America, eastern Asia, Africa and Madagascar,
Pacific Island, and Australia.
Witchhazel is an often overlooked family of plants, but members of
this family have been used as ornamentals (e.g., Hamamelis virginiana,
Corylopsis pauciflora) and some (e.g., Liquidambar styraciflua) have
significant lumber value.
Crooked Run Valley