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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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Bears eat flowering catkins from various trees, including willow (Salix spp.
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].
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 1989, catkins were larger and germinability was better, so we tested 100 seeds per catkin.
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.
Elder looks good and provides food for birds and humans Yellow catkins Holly makes a safe haven for birds and brings decorate the hazel strong colour to the garden in winter
It has a deeply scored, dark grey bark and produces the common catkins in spring.