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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.

29th May 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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

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