Sunday Picture Post: Crimson Catkins

The catkins of hazel fall like golden showers in spring; the catkins of willow are popularly known as pussy willow. But what about these?

black poplar catkins

The crimson catkins od the black poplar tree: 28 March 2019

Black Poplar is one of my favourites. Soon the leaves will appear, as fresh and sweet as the beech, with the autumnal tints of the oak.

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20 Responses to Sunday Picture Post: Crimson Catkins

  1. Dale says:

    My favourites are the pussy willows… but these, these are quite wow!

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I’ve never seen these, but I love Pussy Willows, which I have never had the delight of seeing since my youth in Ohio… Sweet remembrance.

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Well, depending on results of next camera-excursion, there might be pussy-willows next week. Indeed, I might feature several of the willows. I’m accumulating them. 🙂


  3. One of mine too Crispina, we have two venerable old poplars in the park at the end of the road.

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  4. Ennle Madresan says:

    Interesting, I didn’t know their name before 🙂

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  5. Joy Pixley says:

    I learned a new word today: catkin! Apparently the word comes from the Dutch for kitten, because they resemble kitten’s tails: very cute. These look more regal than the word would imply though, more like furry cocoons of some magical insect.

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