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Close up of Mystery Tree

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At Park and Tilford Gardens

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cevas

That's it Starlord!
Now we both know more than we wanted to know about Witch Hazel.

starlord

Multipurpose tree :-)

cevas

According to wikipedia ....

The leaves and bark of the North American Witch-hazel Hamamelis virginiana may be used to produce an astringent, also referred to as witch hazel, and is used medicinally. This plant extract was widely used for medicinal purposes by American Indians and is a component of a variety of commercial healthcare products.

It's mainly used externally on sores, bruises, and swelling. Witch hazel hydrosol is used in skin care. It is a strong anti-oxidant and astringent, which makes it very useful in fighting acne. It is often used as a natural remedy for psoriasis, eczema, aftershave applications, ingrown nails, cracked or blistered skin, for treating insect bites, poison ivy, and as a treatment for varicose veins and hemorrhoids.

So, apparently it is not strictly ornamental !

starlord

Strictly ornamental ofcourse :-)

cevas

Hi Starlord. That's almost what I thought too! But I added some yellow stringy thingies.

starlord

Not much of a mystery. It's a tree with small brown thingies and large black thingies.
Mystery solved :-)

cevas

According to Wikipedia .... yes!

pumpkinhead

Witch Hazel as in the astringent?

cevas

Thank you Jim! Yes, it is a pretty tree and it seems to think it's Spring!?! And you were right ... somebody knew the name!!

Hi meowmom ! Thank you very much for telling us the name of this tree!! If there was a prize you would receive it. I am going to post a bunch of pictures of plants I don't know ... so please come back and help me out every now and then!!

Thank you Lorna. I'm glad you like the picture!

Hi Ank. Thank you for your note. So you know that this tree is a Hazel. Thank you for that confirmation! I haven't solved these puzzles yet either. I was rushing this morning.

puzzeljac

OK now I see the close-up, my answer at the other puzzle was very wrong. I don't know a Witch Hazel. I don't know or we have it. But this is a Hazel, that's for sure. Glad that meowmom could help.. Hey I did not solve this one, I am going to do now.

goingsilver

Oh good, mystery solved! Lovely photo Cathy.

it is Witch Hazel

jcarroll

Nice looking mystery tree, Cathy! Somebody on Jigidi knows what it is, I bet! It does look unique!

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