Wireleaf Mistletoe

Wireleaf Mistletoe 1

During our road trip to Albany last month, we saw plenty of this orange flowering plant along the roadside in the area around Wagin.

Wireleaf Mistletoe 2

On closer inspection, it turned out to be a parasite, growing on wattle (Acacia) species. After a bit of searching, we figured that it must be Wireleaf Mistletoe (Amyema preissii). This parasite reportedly flowers all year and can be found in many parts of the state, though we haven’t noticed it much in the past.

Wireleaf Mistletoe 3

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