Pussy Willow

by Adrian Morris April. 07, 2021 115 views

(probably goat willow)

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Sabine Phb 2 weeks ago

I like your close-ups. And indeed one sees more with a camera, your photo’s show that :)

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Adrian Morris Replied to Sabine Phb 2 weeks ago

Thank you. My maxim ia most defintely true.grinning

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Craig Casterline 2 weeks, 1 day ago

#1 is exquisite!

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Adrian Morris Replied to Craig Casterline 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you, Craig. I also think it is the best of the three.

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Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Exquisite, razor sharp tight foci and lovely bokeh!+1

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Adrian Morris Replied to Jay Boggess 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you, Jay.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Adrian Morris 2 weeks ago

My pleasure, Amigo!+1

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Camellia Staab 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Didn't even know there was such a thing as goat willow. Why goat??? Very nice close ups be it pussy willow or goat.

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Adrian Morris Replied to Camellia Staab 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Wikipedia states, "Salix caprea, known as goat willow, pussy willow or great sallow is a common species of willow native to Europe and western and central Asia...."
"The Latin specific epithet caprea means 'goat'. .."
"The species was historically also used as a browse for goats."
Just as a matter of interest another member of this blog site, Fotofun, put up a picture of an American pussy willow. It looked like a different species. 
Thanks for compliment.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Adrian Morris 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Thank you Adrian for clarifying the name for this willow. I did actually see Helen's Pussy Willow and it definitely different looking than the one you posted. The things one learns while on this site smile

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Adrian Morris Replied to Camellia Staab 2 weeks, 1 day ago

We all learn things from this site. I investigated pussy willow a little further. It seems that there are male pussy willow flowers and female pussy willow flowers. My pictures are of the female flowers. I also looked up the American species. It too has male and female flowers. Helen's picture is of the male flower which is remarkably similar to that of the British species. 
Fascinating!

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