Spring yellow (Witch hazel)

Witch hazel is a shrub that blooms in early spring. The flowers are tiny tufts of yellow with ribbon-like petals. When they first flower, the petals are just a couple centimeters long.


I believe it’s a native species. In my town, someone planted it at the entrances to several conservation land sites. It’s a visual sign of spring – I’ve learned to associate spring with witch hazel. This image is a closeup at 3x magnification, with selective focus on a petal or two, but mainly a wash of yellow color.

3 thoughts on “Spring yellow (Witch hazel)

  1. lovely macro Thomas- we have witch hazel on our property and they always say ‘spring’ to me too (they’re not anywhere near blossomed yet).

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