Tuesday 1 March 2011

I Had a Little Nut Tree........

And the answer is............hazel!

The first photos are photos of the female flower of the hazel - very small and very sticky, to catch any pollen drifting by.

The third photo is the end of one of the male flowers - the pollen-producing catkin.

Well done Jane!


Baino said...

God I'm so late! This was quite a revelation to me, then I'm one of these people that never knew brussel spouts grew on a funny tower thingy.

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Aha! And I actually have one of these in my garden!

Well, anyway. I was right. I said a plant, didn't I? LOL!

Carolina said...

Gosh, must take a closer look at the Hazel in my garden. I'm so ashamed that I didn't recognize it ;-)