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Salix caprea ssp caprea leaves Salix caprea ssp caprea male flowers

One of the commonest willows, this is also know as "Pussy Willow" because of the small furry looking flowers which appear before the leaves. The broad leaves, which have very few hairs above but which are hairy underneath, usually have a small point.

Apart from the far north of Scotland along the coast, this tree is found everywhere in British Isles and Ireland but it is not common on the outer Islands.

LHS: Chee Dale 12th May 2005 RHS: Newborough Foresy, Anglesey 29th March 2005

Added on November 19th 2005, updated 26th January 2012

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