Categories Closerie Falaiseau Flowers and gardens Catkins – Chatons Post author By avril Post date February 22, 2017 3 Comments on Catkins – Chatons Another sign of spring – catkins, the hazelnut flower which appears in early spring. Un autre signe du printemps : les chatons, les fleurs du noisetier qui éclosent tout au début du printemps. Tags catkins ← Yellow & White – Jaune et blanc → A Holy Place – Une place sacrée 3 replies on “Catkins – Chatons” Rather pretty! I have always called them ‘lambstails’ as they wriggle more like a young lamb’s tail when getting fed by mum. Both are about this time of the year. Thank you, Lesley. I had no idea they could be called lambs tails as well. I agree that the resemblance is closer than a cat’s tail. We have a hazelnut tree that we grew from a cutting and this is the first time I’ve really noticed the flowers. This year was also the first time we got a good crop of hazelnuts. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.