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Question 1:
What kind of animal is a Witch-hazel?

Question 2:
What is the genus authority of Witch-hazel?
Tourn. ex L. 1753
L. Koch, 1879
L. Bolus
Gronov. ex L.

Question 3: The name Witch has its origins in ________ wiche, from the Old English wice, meaning "pliant" or "bendable".
Old NorseMiddle EnglishGreat Vowel ShiftGothic language

Question 4: vernalis), and one each in Japan (H. japonica) and ________ (H. mollis).
Time in ChinaReligion in ChinaProvince (China)China

Question 5: Witch-hazel (Hamamelis, pronounced /ˌhæməˈmiːlɪs/)[1]) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hamamelidaceae, with two species in ________ (H. virginiana and H.
AmericasSouth AmericaNorth AmericaAmericas (terminology)

Question 6: They are ________ shrubs or (rarely) small trees growing to 3-8 m tall, rarely to 12 m tall.
DeciduousAutumn leaf colorPlantLeaf

Question 7: Hamamelis species are used as food plants by the larvae of some ________ species including Feathered Thorn.

Question 8: [3] Hazel is derived from the use of the twigs as ________, just as hazel twigs were used in England.

Question 9: The Persian Ironwood, a closely related ________ formerly treated as Hamamelis persica, is now given a genus of its own, as Parrotia persica, as it differs in the flowers not having petals.
Flowering plantPlantForestTree

Question 10: Witch-hazel helps to shrink and contract blood vessels back to normal size, hence its use as the active ingredient in many ________ medications.
Colorectal cancerHemorrhoidConstipationAnal fissure

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