Friday, 2 March 2012

Hazel catkins

One of my favourite sights in the plant world in spring! The long dangly catkins are the males, the discreet but rather beautiful red catkin (just above the three males) is a female.

16 comments:

madhat said...

I didn't know about the female catkin. Interesting!

Just to let you know that the bird cake kit arrived today! :)

Rabbits' Guy said...

Thanks for the pick-me-up! Spring stuck up her head here a week ago and tucked it right back in for awhile!

Martin said...

One of my favourites, too, Juliet. The hazel is heavy with catkins around here, just now.

Magyar said...

... and she, then, the flower. _m

bunnits said...

I would love to see those. Our trees are beginning to bloom here, but I fear that in yesterday's windy tornado weather, many of the blossoms may be blown away now.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

So delicate and lovely.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - I can remember one year finding these before Christmas! That was many, many years ago!

Not really a common tree here!

Stewart M - Australia

Rambling Woods said...

Juliet...I took down the linky to Nature Notes because some folks were linking late and not being visited because the link goes up on Wednesdays..But I can add this post to this weeks NN if this is the right one..or let me know which post it is...Michelle

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Michelle - yes this is the post! It would be great if you could add it! I do need to get more organised about nature notes though!

Rambling Woods said...

I will add it to my NN post then Juliet...sorry about that...

Rambling Woods said...

Those are really pretty looking..this is posted to Nature Notes now Juliet...Michelle

Leora said...

Delicate, sweet looking catkins!

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely plant. I had to google info on the Catkin. It is a new plant for me, love the dangling flowers.

Wolfsrosebud said...

sweet

Carver said...

They are very beautiful. Wonderful shot.

EG Wow said...

Yes, a true marker that spring is ever closer!