Montana Outdoors

April 13, 2018

Pussy Willow

Filed under: Trees, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:38 am

Pussy Willow

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  1. I have never seen this stage. Thanks!

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    Comment by Pat — April 13, 2018 @ 11:56 am

    • By the time these actually flower, spring provides so many other things to see that we tend to overlook them. I almost did this year too.

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

  2. I love these. In the North East they are considered the first sign of spring. When I got married, these were in my bouquet – perfect compliment to the March 2nd date! Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by mrsmotherdirt — April 13, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

    • They are indeed one of the first signs of spring. When I was a boy I used to cut some every spring for my Mother and I’m still anxious to see them come out.

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2018 @ 12:34 pm

  3. Beautiful! I’m hoping to see large amounts of them blooming this weekend.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 13, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

  4. Lovely. congrats.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — April 13, 2018 @ 5:37 pm

  5. I’ve never seen these yellow stamens (or whatever they’re called). I always think of pussy willow as a ball of fluff πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Vicki — April 13, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

    • It’s usually known for that, but then later it flowers. They are quite pretty and I like the colors.

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2018 @ 7:58 pm

  6. Wow! Who knew there was so much detail in a pussywillow? Beautiful!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 13, 2018 @ 6:40 pm

  7. Such a wonderfully executed, detailed macro shot!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — April 13, 2018 @ 8:31 pm

    • Thanks! I like macros because through them we can see the beauty and intricate structures of fairly small flowers. They are incredible little creatures.

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2018 @ 9:10 pm

  8. We had these in the midwest when I was growing up but I never saw the flowers either. Pretty.

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    Comment by Candace — April 13, 2018 @ 11:44 pm

    • The willows are quite pretty now as most of the buds have begun to flower.

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      Comment by montucky — April 14, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

  9. Like you, I used to cut them and bring them inside as soon as those smooth, silky buds appeared. I don’t remember ever seeing them bloom. It’s fascinating to see the beautiful detail. Pussy willows and forsythia were the sure signs of spring for us all those years ago — it’s nice to see them again.

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 14, 2018 @ 7:58 am

    • they have always brought a welcome to spring here too. I always love seeing them and every spring I would cut some and bring home for a springtime decoration.

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      Comment by montucky — April 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

  10. Oh, I haven’t seen any in years!! I loved them when I was a child. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — April 14, 2018 @ 8:37 am

    • They have always been popular with kids. Something to get excited about, who could find the first ones. We were (are) easily amused.

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      Comment by montucky — April 14, 2018 @ 12:32 pm

      • Yep, I remember kids bringing them in to school to show everyone. Simple things gave us such joy (and still do in my book).

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        Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — April 17, 2018 @ 9:56 am

  11. That is an exquisite photograph!

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    Comment by Tammie — April 15, 2018 @ 1:03 pm

    • Thanks Tammie! The willow is really pretty at that stage, isn’t it!

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      Comment by montucky — April 15, 2018 @ 8:25 pm

  12. Absolutely fascinating detail!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — April 16, 2018 @ 6:28 am

  13. So pretty and appropriately named ..

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — April 18, 2018 @ 2:55 am

    • Yes, they are very pretty. This is a great time of year and they are leading the way into spring.

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      Comment by montucky — April 18, 2018 @ 8:11 am

  14. Looking at your gorgeous array of spring flowers is balm for a soul beleaugured by winter, Terry. Thank you!

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    Comment by Sally — April 21, 2018 @ 3:24 pm

  15. Beautiful – interesting nature study!

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    Comment by Sartenada — April 24, 2018 @ 12:47 am

    • Yes, I think they are beautiful too. Quite a spring display!

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      Comment by montucky — April 24, 2018 @ 9:58 am

  16. So beautiful!

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    Comment by Tammie — April 26, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

    • They usually don’t get much attention when they bloom, but I think they are really pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2018 @ 5:04 pm


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