The foliage of the Hornbeam is not exciting. Byfield Pocket Park.
3 November, 2019
It is the female catkins which catch the eye. Each fruit, which is technically a nut, is held within attractive bracteoles. Now, in early November, they have taken on a pale golden colour and they hang in tassels which I find most pleasing.
|But the tassel-like female catkins are a different matter.|