Friday, 30 March 2012

Pussy Willow

The yellow pollen on these male pussy willow flowers is fading.  Their job is done and the pollen will have reached the female flowers on female trees.  In summer the fluffy seeds will be spread in the breeze.  Pussy willows are very good colonisers of bare ground and will grow anywhere.  They don't make big, strong trees but their foliage is a food source for lots of insects.

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