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|Viscum album is a species of mistletoe, the species originally so-named, and also known as European Mistletoe or Common Mistletoe to distinguish it from other related species. It is native to Europe and western and southern Asia.|
It is a hemi-parasitic shrub, which grows on the stems of other trees. It has stems 30–100 centimetres (12–39 in) long with dichotomous branching. The leaves are in opposite pairs, strap-shaped, entire, leathery textured, 2–8 centimetres (0.79–3.1 in) long , 0.8–2.5 centimetres (0.31–0.98 in) broad and are a yellowish-green in colour. This species is dioecious and the flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish-green, 2–3 millimetres (0.079–0.12 in) diameter. The fruit is a white or yellow berry containing one (very rarely several) seed embedded in the very sticky, glutinous fruit pulp.
It is commonly found in the crowns of broad-leaved trees, particularly apple, lime, hawthorn and poplar.Mistletoe has always attracted popular interest and has been surrounded by a number of myths and legends. In some countries it plays a part in Christmas festivities. It also features in the popular Asterix comic books, where mistletoe collected from oaks was considered to have special qualities.
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- [2011-03-09 4:34]
Hi Pawel,very very interesting.This is one of the Christmas symbols but i never seen the plant...and your perfect pic is the best way to discover so!Great point of view and perfect light balance,details and perspective.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
piekna jemiola. Rozumiem, ze na szczescie :)
Bardzo dobra kompozycja i piekne naturalne kolory.
- [2011-03-09 10:45]
U mnie czesto spotykam jemiole musze powiedziec ze wyglada dosyc dekoracyjnie to jest interesujaco jak ona tam rosnie musze sie kiedys dokladniej przyjrzec.Dobra perspektywa,osrosc i kontrasz.Pozdrawiam Siggi
Interesting capture. This species I have seen also in my county. Interesting especially
Thanks for sharing!
Ladna kisc jemioly, chociaz ona u nas zielona. Dzisiaj od rana pada snieg!