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Posts Tagged: parasitic plant

Invasive Spotlight: Japanese Dodder

Spaghettilike stems of Japanese dodder growing on a tree. (Credit: Vince Guise)

When people think of parasites, often what comes to mind are blood-sucking insects like bed bugs, head lice, and fleas or other bodily invaders on or in humans and other animals. But plants can have parasites too. Most of us are familiar with mistletoe...

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 10:00 PM
Tags: California (29), dodder (2), invasive (46), Japanese (3), mistletoe (3), parasitic plant (2), pest management (25), Pest Notes (58), UC IPM (225)
Focus Area Tags: Pest Management Yard & Garden

Mistletoe

Mature broadleaf mistletoe plant. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Mistletoe hung in doorways is a traditional holiday decoration, but when it's growing on trees in the landscape, this parasitic plant may not seem quite as charming. There are two types of mistletoe: broadleaf and dwarf. Broadleaf mistletoe is evergreen...

Dwarf mistletoe stems and seeds on a pine branch. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)
Dwarf mistletoe stems and seeds on a pine branch. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Dwarf mistletoe stems and seeds on a pine branch. (Photo: Jack Kelly Clark)

Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:57 PM
Tags: broadleaf (1), dwarf (1), holiday (3), mistletoe (3), parasitic plant (2), trees (10), UC IPM (225)
 
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