Mistletoe - Viscum album

Scientific Name: Viscum album

English Name: Mistletoe

French Name: Le Gui

Photographed in March.
5 Key Characters:
  • parasitic woody shrub
  • repeatedly forked branching.
  • narrow blunt elliptical leathery leaves.
  • flowers with 4 tiny petals.
  • white sticky berries.
Lookalikes: None.

Habitat: Trees, especially poplars, apples, hawthorns and limes.

Flowering Period: February-March-April.

Fruiting Period: November-December.

Status: Very common.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

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