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catkin

an INFLORESCENCE usually in the form of a pendulous spike of unisexual, much-reduced flowers, e.g. the male catkin of hazel, which produces pollen to be distributed by the wind.
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We have observed that Black Bears in southeastern Alaska frequently climb Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) trees to eat flowering catkins and seed pods in spring (Fig.
Catkins have always fascinated me, and as part of our continued work to develop the garden and offer year round interest to our visitors, we have now created an unique area dedicated to catkins.
We found that the proportion of short shoots with female catkins was lower (73-90%, [[Chi].sup.2] = 16.7, P = 0.002) than control only if 75% defoliation had been performed in the two preceding years (here, in 1988 and 1987; [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4 OMITTED]).
I ran to them, trying to ignore the picture of gay abandon made by the workroom, the half-made hats, the silver furry catkins scatted all about, the upset pile of their branches near the window.
He found that only the diet, composed of either catkins o r leaves, mattered.
In the treatment year, mean catkin mass in shoots from which two leaves had been clipped was significantly lower than that in control shoots (Table 4).
Last year these key signs of spring were both early; 2017's average date for hazel catkins being seen was February 1 and the average for elder bud burst was February 21, the Woodland Trust data shows.
Unit 1, <B Catkin Way, Bishop Auckland, purchased by Prospect Estates
Catkin is an August 2008-born daughter of the noted French sire Requin who sired the 50,000gns world record-priced maiden heifer Bailea Umandy.
This Japanese pink pussy willow is a lovely new variety of Salix with soft pretty pink catkins in late winter and early spring.
The long cylindrical catkins drip down in silvery clusters, giving rise to the common name of the silk tassel bush.
Alders, willows and hazels will be dripping with catkins. Salix caprea, for example, produces silky, grey male catkins that resemble a cat's paw.