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Old 12-13-2014, 11:26 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by wildwatcher View Post
I like the 'witchhazel' crookie~swervie structure & splotchy color of stem & limbs.
I've always enjoyed their trunks shape and branching structure, too.

I've added two near the house, and a few out in the woodland...I want to add still more.

Originally Posted by wildwatcher View Post
My funny story of the witchhazel fruit, several years ago I thought they were hazelnut, and so I'm out there trying to gnaw on these hard little pine cones/fruit things from this bush to decide if they were worth bringing some home~~~I wasn't too impressed flavor-wise, but they were probably too green for a proper taste test!
Funny, but also a reminder to be sure of one's ID, before consuming something.
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