Pacific Mistletoe, Phoradendron villosum

Pacific Mistletoe, Phoradendron villosum

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Caption: Colour-enhanced X-ray of Pacific Mistletoe (Phoradendron villosum), collected in California, USA. Mistletoe is a partial parasite. It bears evergreen leaves that carry out some photosynthesis of their own, while it relies on the host plant mainly for mineral nutrients from the ground.

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