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Sallow/Goat Willow Salix caprea Salicaceae Height to 12m <br />
Dense, shrubby tree. Shoots Stiff, smooth when bark is peeled. Leaves Oval, to 12cm long; twisted point at tip; woolly below. Reproductive parts Male and female catkins, on separate trees before leaves; to 2.5cm long with silky hairs before opening. Male catkins become yellow with pollen. Status Common. Of immense importance to wildlife.
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Sallow/Goat Willow Salix caprea Salicaceae Height to 12m
Dense, shrubby tree. Shoots Stiff, smooth when bark is peeled. Leaves Oval, to 12cm long; twisted point at tip; woolly below. Reproductive parts Male and female catkins, on separate trees before leaves; to 2.5cm long with silky hairs before opening. Male catkins become yellow with pollen. Status Common. Of immense importance to wildlife.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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