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Close up of Hamamelis 'Jelena'


Close up of Hamamelis 'Jelena'

I put my nose right in there, but sadly, couldn't detect any scent. I've often wondered about the name, and wondered if Witch Hazel is so-called because of the healing properties of the plant. But no...here's info.from Wikipedia...

The name witch in witch-hazel has its origins in Middle English wiche, from the Old English wice, meaning "pliant" or "bendable", and is not related to the word witch meaning a practitioner of magic.[7] "Witch hazel" was used in England as a synonym for Wych Elm, Ulmus glabra;[8] The use of the twigs as divining rods, just as hazel twigs were used in England, may also have,[citation needed] by folk etymology, influenced the "witch" part of the name.



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Here it's used as a topical ointment, salve & very effective pain relief.

8 Jan, 2019

 

That's interesting, thanks for the info.

9 Jan, 2019

 

I love the color.

9 Jan, 2019

 

Thanks all, glad you found the info interesting.

9 Jan, 2019



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