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Willow flower

Observed: 22nd April 2011 By: Nick Milsom
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Willow flower
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sallow (Salix) interacts

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Syrphus's picture

This is the fruiting stage,

This is the fruiting stage, after the female flowers have been fertilised.

M.

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Thank you I had assumed it

Thank you I had assumed it was pre fertilisation. I will try and revisit the tree to observe the next stage as it is very interesting.

Syrphus's picture

The next stage is when the

The next stage is when the fruits open and the fluffy seeds are released. You will not miss that bit, as the tree will be covered in white fluff.

M.

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I have today seen white

I have today seen white fluffy seeds on a different willow tree - so it was good to know what I was looking at.