Saturday, September 18, 2010

Salix cinerea, Pussy Willow


Salix cinerea: Pussy Willow

It is rare to see a Pussy Willow tree at all these days since most Salix species have been put on the weed list. This one was growing in the grounds of the local German Club and appeared to have been cut to the ground some years back and was regrowing as a multi-trunked specimen. It did look wonderful silhouetted against the bright spring sky. Checking out the Wikipedia info about it, there is a northern hemisphere tradition of using pussy willow as part of Easter celebrations especially on Palm Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Weed or not, it looks beautiful against the blue sky.

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