Hamamelis Virginiana Plant. The species name virginiana means the plant is from virgina.in the understory of deciduous woods, while the viburnums and ilexes have already offered fruit to hungry birds,. Extracts from the leaves, ,.
The fruits release the small, black seeds explosively, sometimes hurling them 30 feet (10m) away from the parent tree. The genus name hamamelis comes from the greek word hama for at the same time and melon which means fruit which refers to the fact that the plant can have both flowers and fruits. Its crinkly yellow flowers in the fall.