Note: Information is dated. Do not rely on it.Witch-hazel. A North American shrub, Hamamelis virginiana, attaining the height of 15 to 25 feet. It blossoms late in autumn, the flowers being in yellow showy clusters, the fruit not maturing until the following year. An extract prepared from the flowering twigs is much esteemed as a lotion.
“If God give thee not only earth but heaven, that thou shouldest rule over sun, moon, and stars, and have rule over the highest of the sons of men, it would not be enough to satisfy thee, except thou hadst God himself.”
–Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment