Trees or bushes with alternate simple leaves that are palmately lobed in some species. Locally represented by Witch-hazel (Hamamelis genus) with its small clusters of 4-petalled yellow flowers and fruit that is a 2-layered capsule that splits in two; and Sweetgum (Liquidambar genus) with its tiny flowers crowded into clusters and a fruit that is a hanging ball composed of many individual seed capsules.

Tree This family contains trees.

SweetgumSpecies is a Tree Liquidambar styraciflua
Witch Hazel, commonSpecies is a Tree Hamamelis virginiana