Tuesday, April 3, 2007

This are the flowers of the willowtree.
We called them "pussycats".
It is in a park near us.

4 comments:

Charlene said...

These are unusual looking to me. What are they?

Faye Dianne said...

These look very similar to the Australian native bottle-brush, they must be a relative?
cheers - Faye

Renea said...

Margareet, what are these? It looks like they grow in the wild.

crazyQstitcher said...

Margreet, in Australia we call them Pussywillow trees and they are so soft like kitten fur.

For a little trivia..
Latin Name:
Salix Caprea 'Pendula'

Name:
Kilmarnock Willow or Pussy Willow

Description:
Small umbrella like tree with silvery catkins

Price from: €70 (in Ireland)

Whooee. In Australia we take cuttings, stick them into damp ground and grow a tree.
The willow (salix) I believe is the source of asprin.