Flower of the Month – February and March

Hazel  (Corylus avellana)


Look out for the early ‘lambstail’ catkins on Hazel shrubs, with their powdery yellow pollen which fertilises the female flowers.

From January to March, the female flowers may also be spotted on the twigs and near the male catkins.  Female flowers are tiny, erect and bud-like, with bright red styles.

Many of the wild flowers, flowering shrubs and bushes, and other plants seen on Magog Down are featured in the Flowers throughout the Year critterdex. Please take a look.