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Witch Hazel (Winter Bloom)

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  • Common Name: Witch Hazel (Winter Bloom)
  • Latin Name: Hamamelis spp. (esp. Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Family Name: Hamamelidaceae
There is no indication that the leaves and flowers of Witch Hazel are toxic, although they do contain high levels of tannins and other properties that make them astringent and probably unpalatable to tortoises.  However, no harm will be done if a few leaves are eaten here and there. 

Flowers range in colour from pale through to bright yellow, orange, and red.

Witch Hazel is not related to the Hazel tree of the Corylus genus.
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