Thursday, March 10, 2016

Flower for the Day Pussy Willow 3-10

American pussy willow (Salix discolor)  appears in  early spring when its furry catkins emerge from the branch. A catkin is the slim cylindrical flower cluster with no petals. It is usually insect pollinated.



The catkins appear well before the willow leaves.


I am fortunate to photograph these because the deer always come along and strip them from the branch.



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