Hornbeam trees, Netherbury, Dorset
 
 
Male catkins
 
 
Male catkin, bracts and stamens
 
 
Close-up of bracts and rows of young anthers
 
 
Close-up of mature anthers with pollen
 
 
Female catkin - leafy bracts
 
 
Female catkin from below - bracts and stigmas
 
 
Close-up of female catkin - 2 flowers per bract
 
and one linear stigma per flower
 
 
Fruiting catkin
 
 
3-lobed, sword-shaped nut case
 
 
Leaves
 
 
Close-up of leaves
 
 
Smooth bark
 
 
Fluted. older bark