Hamamelis virginiana

Hamamelis virginiana is the scientific name for the commonly known shrub witch hazel. This species of witch hazel can be found throughout Northeastern America and some parts of Southeastern Canada. It can reach up to roughly 16 feet in height. During late fall, witch hazel will bloom with yellowish/greenish flowers that will eventuaPhoto by: Keith Wilsonlly turn a deep red color.

You may have heard of witch hazel because of its many medicinal uses. Extracts from witch hazel are used often in skin products including aftershave, lotions and many more. This website is designed to teach readers almost everything there is to know about witch hazel.

 To get started click Here to learn the classification of Hamamelis virginiana, aka witch hazel. This is a website designed for the Organismal Biology Class at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. To check out web pages by other students click here.