Hamamelis, also known as witch hazel (Hamamelidaceae family), is a small tree that grows in damp soil in the east of North America. It has coarsely toothed leaves and yellow flowers with 4 narrow petals. The fruit is a two-part capsule that bears some similarity to a hazelnut. Hamamelis is cultivated in France and its leaves are collected for herbal remedies.
The horse chestnut tree (Hippocastanaceae family), native to the Balkans, is a majestic tree with large palmate leaves and white flowers with hints of yellow and red arranged in a pyramid-shaped inflorescence. It has been grown as an ornamental tree in Western Europe since the 16th century. The fruit is a large, thorny, three-valved capsule that contains 1 or 2 inedible seeds: the horse chestnuts.
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