Silver Birch, Powerstock Common. Dorset 
 
 
Silver Birch - 2 drooping male catkins
 
and an erect female catkin
 
 
Close-up of male catkin
 
 
Close-up of male flowers with anthers
 
 
 
Close-up of female catkin
 
 
Close-up of female flowers with purple,
 
linear stigmas
 
 
Maturing female catkin with remains of stigmas
 
 
Fruiting catkins
 
 
Close-up of lobed fruits
 
 
Close up or 3-lobed, 2-winged fruit
 
 
Lleaves
 
 
Pendulous twigs with catkins (early April)
 
 
Shiny-brown -twig with resinous marks
 
 
Silver bark and black bosses.