Witch Hazel flowers are perhaps its best-known feature. They appear in late fall, and often stay in bloom long after the leaves have fallen. You may even see flowers still out in January!
This photo shows flowers in bloom in November. It also shows how they typically grow in small clusters along a branch.
A close-up of a flower. Note the scraggly appearance of the petals. This is distinctive (ie, no other flower looks like this).
These are flowers that are all done, in the winter.
Seed pods that have opened in the late fall. The seed pods from the previous year may still be on the plant as next year's flowers are blooming.
These pods will open explosively, suddenly flinging the seeds some distance.