Witch Hazel (Hamamelis intermedia)

Thank you to my friend, Hawk, who informed me that this lovely flora was witch hazel, and not forsythia. :-)


I'll be away for most of the day today (I have to travel to Worcester, Mass.) ~~ so I won't be around to comment on photos until later. I wish everyone a happy Thursday!

  • el dave PRO 9y

    You are welcome Lisa. It was an easy ID anyway since I have had one flowering in my own garden since the end of January.
    Winter Flower

    Your shot has caught the light nicely. Now you can add it to the twin group if you like :)
  • Guillaume Carels 9y

    Golden Red by Guillaume (www.gcpic.com)

    a little present...
  • Doris Rapp PRO 9y

    I had never seen witch hazel until flickr--unusual little blooms. Great capture.
  • ... has left the building 9y

    I wonder which Hazel could be prettier than Witch Hazel?
  • artofgold/Sunny PRO 9y

    Wow, this is very nice!!
  • mella doll 9y

    that's cool, I've never seen Witch Hazel before (in plant form)
  • Susie Norman PRO 9y

    This is lovely, very unusual.
  • destinatio (very busy) PRO 9y

  • Winged Foot PRO 9y

    Beautiful shot, Lisa.
  • Tracy Lee Carroll PRO 9y

    So that is what Witch Hazel looks like. I would have thought it was a type of forsythia as well. Maybe they are related? You have these in bloom now? We don't have anything here in NH. In fact, we still have spots of snow.
  • mtnrose 9y

    Very cool plant!
  • K 9y

    Wonderful shot! I love the colour and the light! Witch Hazel has such an interesting "natural history" it is always interesting!
  • Robert Smith PRO 9y

    An interesting and convoluted flower; I wonder how it keeps itself sorted out. Nice shot.
  • Jim Dubois 9y

    Great shot of it. Fascinating plant.
  • Jenn Forman Orth PRO 9y

    I know I am splitting hairs here (or rather, tiny yellow strap-like petals) but this is probably not H. vernalis, which blooms around February in these parts. More likely one of the many cultivars of H. intermedia.

    A nice photo regardless.
  • Lisa Ruokis 9y

    Thank you, urtica!
  • Esther17 9y

    How pretty! It reminds me a little of lemon zest. lol
  • Camden Hackworth 9y

    Great shot,the hummingbirds around my house go crazy for this flower.
  • Susan and John Spencer PRO 6y

    I work for Chester County Parks & Recreation in southeastern Pennsylvania.

    We are working on a project and would like to use this image on an interpretive display sign at the Black Rock Sanctuary (www.chesco.org/ccparks/blackrock).

    Would we be permitted to use this photo? We would like a high-resolution version of this photo.

    Please reply to jspencer@chesco.org.

    Thank you.

    John N. Spencer, CPRP
    Regional Park Ranger (85-PR-01)
    Fire Leader – Prescribed Burn Crew

    Phone: (610) 469-1916
    Mobile: (610) 888-7783
    Fax: (610) 469-2265

    Chester County Parks & Recreation
    Warwick Park & Black Rock Sanctuary
    382 County Park Road
    Pottstown, PA 19465

    Department Web Site: www.chesco.org/ccparks
  • Constance J. 6y

    Neat! I never knew what witch hazel looked like. Nice capture.
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Taken on March 10, 2006
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