American Witch-hazel - Hamamelis virginiana
In the fall, this tree produces crinkly, yellow flowers. They often remain on the branches throughout the winter, as you see here. Although, they usually end up turning brown.
Habitat: Forest edge
Fresh autumn flowers:
When they turn brown:
''Hamamelis virginiana'', known as common or American witch-hazel, is a species of witch-hazel native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Minnesota, and south to central Florida to eastern Texas.