|Stat'||Notes||Thumbnails: 23. 3 native species listed, with 3 from Ellura|
|Plant (Plantae) - Mistletoe|
Many people believe mistletoe to be a pest. However, in the wild they are as much a part of the natural order as any other species. Similarly they don't kill trees in the wild. If on the other hand, there aren't enough host trees, due to man's clearing, there can be situations where trees are targeted by birds and so die.
Is this the fault of the mistletoe? We think not. If you are concerned about this, the solution is simple; plant more trees, don't kill the mistletoe.
Thank you Andrew Allanson for confirming the identification of this species
Lysiana exocarpi ssp exocarpi
|Thank you Andrew Allanson for confirming the identification of this species |
Our example is parasiting off a Senna artemisioides ssp zygophylla.
A beautiful flower which is generally upright. All mistletoes we've seen to date have the flower hang.
The flowers are a rich mix of rusty green base, with bright fire-engine red tube, capped off with pale green / yellow petals.
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