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Grey Willow (Salix Cinerea)

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Grey Willow is a shrub or small tree growing up to 15m. The twigs are downy when young. The catkins appear in March and April, before the leaves. The leaves are slightly narrow than those of Goat Willow (Salix Caprea). The male catkins are 2-4cm's long and the female catkins 3-7cm's long. The catkins have many white silvery hairs. The male catkins have two golden stamens per flower and the female flowers downy green overies and 2 green stigma. The male and female catkins are produced on different trees. The leaves, when they appear, are pointed at the tip. The plant is very common in woods and wet places. Picture taken 18th March 2018 - Felmersham, Bedfordshire.

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24th Apr 2018 by Diane Earl

Subjects:
Biology, Environmental Science, Science

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

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