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Synonyms for catkin

a cylindrical spikelike inflorescence


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Jonathan Simpson, director of Connect Property North East, the property agent on the scheme, said: "The sale to Swift Timber Homes and letting to Midland Steel are two excellent additions to the Catkin Way site and demonstrates Prospect Estates' ongoing commitment to investing and bringing back to life former redundant and vacant industrial complexes.
Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in southeastern Alaska forage intensively on seed pods and male and female catkins of Black Cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa), often breaking many branches from the trees.
This winter we have planted about 20 species of catkin bearing trees such as willow, birch and alder, ensuring a mix of species that produce some spectacular results.
Two top branches, including 50-90 short shoots each (150-270 leaves, i.e., [greater than or equal to]10% of tree canopies), were haphazardly chosen from each tree, and the following features were measured: number of short shoots bearing female catkins, mean catkin mass, seed mass, number of long shoots, number of long shoots bearing male catkins, and average length of long shoots.
One minute the garden seemed drab with winter, its dripping leaves, its frost-browned greens; the next, spiking fingers were covered with cottoncandy blossoms, new leaves were golden-green and young with spring, and the pussy willow bore more furry catkins than I had ever seen.
Greene discovered the charlatan catkin while studying insect-eating birds.
Styles that may be affected are: Forget-me-not, Snapdragon, Cutie, Demi, BeeBee, Bric-a-Brac, Dickory, Sprog, Tiddler, Sing-a-long, Crawley, Snuggly and Catkin.
The apical bud in a short shoot includes primordia for leaves flushing in the following year and, in reproductive short shoots, for a female catkin. Since the two shoot types in birch differ in their growth patterns and leaf growth schedules, we conducted the experiments separately for leaves of short and long shoots.
The first report, from Southampton, on October 27, was the earliest recording of catkin appearance since the year 2000 and four months before the average date for hazel flowering of March 2.
The former Saint Gobain Glass Factory on Greenfield Industrial Estate, Catkin Way, Bishop Auckland, is an industrial complex comprising 16,322sq m (175,701sq ft) of industrial buildings on a 3.11-hectare (7.70-acre) site.
Firefighters were called to a semi-detached property on Catkin Walk in Rugeley just before midday on Monday after the occupants, who were already waiting outside, raised the alarm.
YARMOUTH: 5.25 Mind Of Madness, 5.55 Red Catkin, 6.25 K Lightning, 6.55 Genius Boy, 7.30 Matravers, 8.00 Strike A Light, 8.30 Surety.
Alan Castano took the picture (left) of a goldfinch taking a rest at Coundon level crossing.; Andy Littlewood, of Poultney Road, Radford, Coventry, took the picture (right) of "some kind of hover fly on goat willow catkin".; THOMAS PORTER, aged 11, of Whitestone, Nuneaton, went on an art trip to Twycross Zoo with his school, St.
Peredur Wyn-Powell told how he saw Mr Morgan, 17, a St Cyres School pupil, of Catkin Drive, Penarth, "wobbling slightly" before the impact and how a passing paramedic went straight to his aid before the ambulance arrived.
I recently came across some quirky cork-backed melamine versions designed by Gillian Blease, available to buy from a gorgeous e-store called Catkin Collection which you can find at