BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BOB GIBBONS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Palo Verde tree and mistletoe. Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia florida, left) tree with desert mistletoe (Phoradendron californicum, dark) growing in its branches. Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that feeds on the water and nutrients of its host plant but is also able to photosynthesise. Photographed in California, USA, in February.
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