Goat Willow

Ovals of Gold

Ovals of Gold Male catkins (Credit E. Ó Murchú) (1) The Goat willow (Salix caprea) or Saileach dubh in Irish is inconspicuous for most of the year.  However, in March it displays its male catkins which are covered in golden pollen.  These make it stand out in the hedgerows before it fades back into obscurity…