The name ‘catkins’ has evolved from the old Dutch word ‘Katteken’ meaning kitten in reference to the resemblance to a feline’s tail. Seen in spring on Birch, Hazel, Sweet Chestnut and Willow trees. 

 

Flowers on Friday

19 thoughts on “Flowers on Friday

  1. In Norwegian they are also called kattunger, a true joy to see.
    Enjoy your weekend, Jude. Our Friday started very grey and wet, we are on our way to Horsey in a minute.

  2. Kittens’ tails! I had vaguely wondered about the name and I’m very amused by the explanation, hehe! (Will make me smile next time I see some. 🙂 )

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