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Corylus avellana - Male (and female) flower

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 23 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

The Common Hazel - Hazelaar (Corylus avellana) is one of the first trees to flower in the season. The flowers are pollinated by the wind (anemophily) so the flowers are produced very early in spring, before the leaves, and are monoecious with single-sex catkins. Male catkins are pale yellow and 5-12 cm long, while female catkins are very small and largely concealed in the buds with only the bright red 1-3 mm long styles visible (can be seen to the left of the male catkins in this picture). Tomorrow i will show a detail of the female catkins.

Image: Wijnegem (Be)

Canon EOS 400D 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 100 60 mm

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dang from Atlanta, United States

Very nice to see a burst of Spring. Nicely photographed.

23 Feb 2010 6:17am

@dang: Thank you very much, Dang.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Just a red touch !

23 Feb 2010 6:41am

@Annie Viguié: indeed ... Tomorrow a detail of the red touch ...
Thx for your visit again.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Come on spring my friend...!!!
And I've heard the last PG...I tink it is like every new album of the Maestro. One need much than one listening to enter into the story...Good music is like that! (Fan of PG since a very, very, very long time...I'm each time surprised by his work...!)

23 Feb 2010 7:46am

@KriKridesign: Indeed !!!! Good music requires multiple listening ... everytime something new to be heared ... like a good picture ... everytime something new t be seen ...

Ralph from Overijssel, Netherlands

Jaja de lente komt er weer aan!
Mooi weer!

23 Feb 2010 8:03am

@Ralph: Dank je voor je compliment alweer, Ralph !
Nu het zonnetje nog !

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

Jaja dit zijn ook weer 5 sterretjes waar (✿◠‿◠)❤

23 Feb 2010 6:48pm

@Patricia: Dank je Patricia :-) Doet me plezier dat mijn foto's je nog steeds kunnen boeien !

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I'm now listening to PG...particulary strong emotion with "Listening Wind" and "My Body...". I guess it is not a free music and require full attention...Always a surprising musicien! Are you fan also?

23 Feb 2010 9:37pm

@KriKridesign: :-) I'm a fan, yess ! But not too fanatic ...
I'm a pro musician myself :-) classical training but open to all styles of (good) music :-)
I think your defenition fitts "good" music !!!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Now that is an interesting plant!

25 Feb 2010 3:37am

@Julie Brown: It is indeed :-) Announcment of spring in Belgium !

Canon EOS 400D
1/160 second
ISO 100
60 mm