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May - Grey Poplar (Populus x canescens)

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This tree forms a medium sized, little branched crown, it has dark grey-green ridged bark, the young twigs are white downy, bearing lobed leaves. The leaves are dull green on top and white/grey underneath. The catkins appear in March April. The male catkins are reddish-purple with grey hairs; the females are greenish with well separated flowers. In May the female catkins split and release many white seeds. Picture taken 16th May 2006 at Bromham, Bedfordshire.

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29th May 2006 by Diane Earl

Subjects:
Biology, Science

Key Stages:
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

Keywords:
wildlife tree plant

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