This lovely flower belongs to the Chinese Witch Hazel (Hamamelis mollis). When I first saw this plant flowering, I assumed immediately that it was Common Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana), however when I later went back looking at other H. virginiana photos, I realized that flower centers were yellow, not this vibrant red. This gave me pause and I started searching for an explanation. I soon identified this plant as H. mollis, which is something I have never come across before. I found this specimen growing on Baldpate Mountain. This was a good reminder that its important to stop and smell the flowers, because sometimes those flowers are not what you expect!