Hamamelis *
(ham-a-MAY-lis)
 
Blossom of the witch hazel shrub
Flowers appear in short clusters at or after leaf fall or before new growth in spring. They're fragrant, so take time to smell them.
 
These relatively nondescript shrubs are native to North America, Europe, and Asia.
 
Location on campus:
Next to the entrance to Valsetz Dining Hall and near Arbor Park Apartments
* Information from Oregon State University's Landscape Plants web site.