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a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence

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So far in 2015 the conservation charity has already received sightings of snowdrops at 120 locations across the country, 74 records of hazel catkins and even sightings of ladybirds, and small tortoiseshell, peacock and red admiral butterflies.
Visually, some of the catkins look extraordinarily different from the traditional pussy willows we might be all used to.
CREATE THE LOOK Combine with traditional Japanese plants such as bamboo, which provide an evergreen backdrop for the silver catkins.
But most deciduous and forest trees, such as birch, sycamore and oak, have both female flowers and pollen-bearing catkins on every tree, and are thus uniformly allergenic.
Live oaks produce male flowers called catkins that bloom in hanging clusters.
Q MY garrya is covered in gorgeous, grey/green catkins but it has grown outrageously big.
arizonaria--hatched after catkins have disappeared -- are greenish-gray and look like oak twigs, Greene says.
Garrya elliptica, known as the silk tassel bush because of its amazing seed pods or catkins.
OUTSIDE the greenhouse, the hazel is full of catkins - I wonder if it's going to be another bumper year for blossom?
Its catkins are soft red - almost the colour of bricks - and its pink buds open to leaves that become a more resplendent purple as they age.
In February the stems will be further decorated by the 5cm (2in) long pale yellow hazel catkins.
Garrya elliptica is a handsome evergreen shrub with olive green foliage and long greyish green catkins in January and February.
In the sunlight the ducklings looked like golden catkins dusted with brown pollen.
The three most common members of the family, hazel, birch and alder, are all in flower, male catkins dangling and dancing in the slightest breeze, and tiny female flowers, green on birch, red on alder and hazel, await the wind blown pollen which turns them into cones on birches and alders and nuts on hazels.
THIS dense evergreen shrub is best known for the long, slender, grey-green catkins which hang from the bushes in January and February.