Hamamelis vernalis vernal witch-hazel Hamamelidaceae HAVE; Bx, bg;

 

Hamamelis vernalis.commons.wikipedia.org

Hamamelis vernalis.commons.wikimedia.org (Accessed 7/2014).

Hamamelis vernalis is a shrub Much like H. virginiana but 

Leaves narrower than H. virginiana with wedge-shaped (unlobed) base, margin coarsely toothed. 

Flowers yellow-red, blooms Jan-March. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in New York City: very infrequent. 

Origin: Native to southern Midwestern U.S.; Missouri to Louisiana and Oklahoma (Dirr 1977). 

Habitat: Horticultural. Overgrown in few natural areas.