Content tagged with "witchhazel"

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Ozark witch hazel grows in gravelly valleys and along rocky streams in the eastern and southern Ozark plateau. More

Life Blooms Despite the Cold

It was another windy, cold winter day. More

Miscellany

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"Miscellany" for the January 2009 Missouri Conservationist. More

Ozark Witch Hazel

Image of Ozark witch hazel.
Hamamelis vernalis
This large native shrub occurs in and along dry, rocky streambeds in southern and east-central Missouri. The flowers are yellow, ribbonlike and—get this—bloom as early as January. When they mature (in the fall), the seeds are ejected forcefully, to a distance of up to 30 feet! More