Dec. 5, 2018

Black spruce and mistletoe

No flowers here, but interesting plants.  Black spruce is the most frequent host for dwarf mistletoe.  So did the Botany Club ladies spend yesterday fending off kissers?  No.  Black spruce gets this far south, and dwarf mistletoe only gets south to a line roughly from Saginaw Bay to Muskegon.  Dwarf mistletoe hardly warrants  a reaction in any case, it's so small.  The fruiting ones you see here among the black spruce needles are the whole deal, except for roots in the stem.