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Balm-of Gilead catkins, West Dorset
Catkin with female flowers
Female flowers with 2 bifid white stigmas
Close-up of stalked perianth cup,
ovary and bifid stigmas
Fruits on elongated catkin
Closer view of fruits
'Seed' inside fruit
Fruit case showing plume of hairs
Fruits with hairs
Populus type dispersal fluff
Tree in summer
Variegated leaves
Upper leaf surface
Lower surface
Spreading by suckers
Root with suckering stems
Trunk with grey bark
Tree in winter