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Nature in the New Forest : Bog Myrtle Catkins (Myrica gale)
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Bog Myrtle Catkins (Myrica gale)

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Bog Myrtle is common in the damp heathlands of the New Forest. The male catkins appear in Winter as tiny, tightly closed cones. However, instead of containing seeds, they open in Spring to reveal pollen.
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