The staminate trees assume a golden color from the small catkins, which, when shaken, shed clouds of yellow pollen.
In some heads all the flowerets are staminate, in others hermaphrodite.
The flowers, which are of two kinds, are borne in racemes in the leaf-axils; the staminate flowers in larger numbers.
Fig. 231, staminate, and 232, pistillate flower of Moonseed.
Unisexual, with staminate and pistillate flowers on different individuals.
The staminate flowers or catkins of a few varieties are definitely hardier than peach flowers.
The neck is more or less obstructed by the upper, abortive, staminate flowers, which consist merely of a few whorls of bristles.
At the bases of the new shoots cluster the staminate catkins, in early June.
A blossom having stamens and no pistil is a staminate or Male flower.
In May the new blossoms sprinkle all the leafy twigs—the staminate, yellow; the pistillate, pale violet.