Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Latest Bloomer of Prospect Park

Hamamelis virginiana

I've only been following its bloom in the park for the last three years, but early November is when I keep my eye out for it. This week on a bike ride, I finally noticed our native witchhazel blooming. The blooms aren't as showy as many of the winter-blooming hybrids, but its delicate flowers make it a native to look out for in the fall.


sarah said...

Argh! I think I might have missed this one up here. I've seen the flowers, but not the frillies hanging from them. RATS! I'll blame that freak Hallowe'een snowstorm.

Sweetgum Thursday said...

You know what Sarah? You just made me realize that I should pay attention this year to how long it flowers. Thanks.