Hamamelidaceae is also known as the Witch-hazel Family of plants. The members are usually shrubs and small trees. Hamamelidaceae is in the order of Saxifragales. Hamamelidaceae family includes about 30 genera and about 100 species. Most members are from warmer temperate regions.
Hamamelidaceae family flowers are usually narrow and ribbon-like. The flowers are bisexual. They have four or five sepals and four or five small petals. The foliage is usually alternate and simple. Fruits are woody. Some well-known members are the witch hazel, winter hazel, and Fothergilla. Hamamelidaceae member plants usually have colorful autumn foliage. Persian Ironwood turning bright yellow and orange and Dianthus cercidifolius dark purple and red.
The Hamamelidaceae family includes the following genera: