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Mistletoe

Observed: 3rd December 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in PlantsMartincito’s reputation in PlantsMartincito’s reputation in PlantsMartincito’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Growing on a Lime tree in the park.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mistletoe (Viscum album) interacts

Comments

synan's picture

Let's enjoy it while we still can

I heard on Radio 4 a few days ago that mistletoe is at risk.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-16231612

Nigel

Martincito's picture

Oh dear! This one at least is

Oh dear! This one at least is too high for anyone to pinch a bunch for the Winter Solstice festivities!

Jonathan Briggs's picture

not really at risk... (and certainly not in Ipswich)

not really at risk, except where growing in orchards, and as a crop - doing fine elsewhere.

http://mistletoematters.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/will-the-extinction-sto...

Martincito's picture

I walk past this clump of

I walk past this clump of mistletoe several times a week on my way into town, until today, when I noticed it was no longer there... I wonder what happened to it... Anyway, it will be greatly missed, if only by me...