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(Science: botany) a genus of plants which includes the witch-hazel (hamamelis Virginica), a preparation of which is used medicinally.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. A kind of medlar or service tree; at the same time _ an apple, any tree fruit.

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Flowers in winter

... a work speaking about the plants flowering during winter. For this work, I want to know how is a flower able to flower during winter (for example: Hamamelis, Sarcoccoca, ...). How aren't flower organs destroyed by cold temperatures? Thanks.

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by dams88
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Flowers in winter
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