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Hamamelis vernalis Sargent. Ozark Witch-hazel, Vernal Witch-hazel. Phen: Dec-Apr. Hab: Stream banks, open riparian forests, gravel bars, river scour; also lower slopes adjacent to these habitats. Dist: C. MO and e. OK south to AR.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = Ar, F, FNA3, K4; = Hamamelis ×vernalis Sarg. (pro sp.) – Jenne (1966); = n/a – C; < Hamamelis virginiana L. – S, S13

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
  • Great Plains: FAC
  • Midwest: FACW

Heliophily ?: 7

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