Friday, September 19, 2014

Mistletoe

Mistletoe is the common name for the Obligate Hemiparasitic plants which attach themselves to a tree or shrub and feed off of the host plant. If it gets big enough it can kill the tree. Therefore mistletoe is a parasitic plant.

This bunch of mistletoe is growing in a small tree at Lynx Lake. The tree doesn't look like it's doing well.

9 comments:

Sharon Anck said...

That's too bad! If the mistletoe has a big start, it's hard to get rid of it.

Mersad said...

The tree sure is on the edge. What is that park on the other side of the water in the second shot?

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Kalpesh Ajugia said...

View on the other side looks awesome... :-)

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Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I did not know that about mistletoe. There3 are lots of plants that require a host plant in the Costa Rican rain forests.

Thérèse said...

Where I grew up in France (in Normandy) it was mandatory to remove mistletoe from trees otherwise you could get fined.The law must have disappeared in the 60's I believe.
In wintertime they provide beautiful pictures though!

William Kendall said...

I can't recall if we see that plant up here. Beautiful view in the second shot.

Kate said...

Who knew? Never would have guessed since mistletoe is prized during the holiday season.

Randy said...

I had no idea it grew there.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Judy! I used to love going to Lynx Lake when I lived in Prescott. It's looking even more beautiful than I remember it! I didn't realize that mistletoe grew there! Hope all is well with you.