The round flower buds are produced on a small stalk in clusters of 3-4 and bend down. The flower buds in this image are just forming; they will turn tan-brown and bend down as they mature. They look very similar to the flower buds of Hamamelis vernalis. The green structure with spiny projections in this image is a spiny witchhazel gall caused by an aphid.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Hamamelidaceae, Hamamelis virginiana, common witchhazel, witch-hazel, deciduous, shrub, tree