Hamamelis virginiana L.
Common Name: WITCH-HAZEL

Coefficient of Conservatism: 5
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Nt Shrub

May be found in rich deciduous forests, but more often in sandy dry forests and savannas with oak, hickory, aspen, or pine.

A very distinctive shrub, with asymmetrical crenate leaves and very late-blooming flowers as the leaves turn yellow and drop (late September to November). The four petals are yellow and narrowly linear (at most ca. 1 mm wide, 10–15 times as long). A form with pink flowers (f. rubescens Rehder) was found in oak-hickory forests near South Lyon, Oakland Co., in 1921.

Locations

Alcona County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Bay County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Branch County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. September 19, 2014. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1433.