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Purple Willow

 
Purple Willow grown as an osier by alake in Devon
 
 
Male catkin
 
 
Male catkin with some unopen orange anthers
 
 
Open and unopen anthers
 
 
Stamens with a single filament and 2 anthers with pollen
 
 
Close-up of dark purple scales and hairs on male catkins
 
 
New leaves and grey and purple stems
 
 
 
Close-up of upper surface of  new leaves
 
 
Red twig and lower leaf surfaces