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Goat Willow

Salix caprea


These are female flowers, called 'catkins', of Goat willow, about 4-5 cm tall, and standing erect on branches. They appear before leaves. Male flowers (not pictured here) appear at the same time but on a different tree.


This is very common tree/shrub in forests in and around Jura mountains, and it can be found on slopes of this range and in valleys. Here, I stumbled upon it during our latest weekend hike through the mixed forest on slopes of Jura mountain range.

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Zlatan Celebic
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Zlatan Celebic

Thoiry, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Spotted on Apr 11, 2021
Submitted on Apr 12, 2021

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