Mistletoe is a horrid parasitic plant that grows on trees and steals their water and nutrients. I find it really creepy. Merry Christmas 🤣
Today’s plant is mistletoe!
While a common decoration in the winter season, it is pretty scary! It’s a parasitic plant, which means it attaches to other plants and steals nutrients from them! A very green vampire 🧛♂️
That appears to be a mistletoe a leathery-leaved parasitic plant which grows on apple, oak, and other broadleaf trees and bears white glutinous berries in winter.
Th' frag is this thing?
Was hangin' right above us!
Two parasitic plant species growing on a brachystegia spp...you get to observe a lot of things here just sitting in the shade
Monotropa uniflora a parasitic plant of the Ericaceae family, known as Ghost Plant or Indian Pipe. Native to North America, northern South America & Asia. This one was at Porpoise Bay, BC, Canada. #wildflowerhour #nature #naturelovers #NaturePhotography #NativePlants #plants
For day 2 #advent plants the wonderful parasitic plant toothwort (Lathraea squamaria) it was my first time seeing this plant and was lucky enough to find a very large population, they seem quite surreal 😍