Mistletoe flowers on a Melaleuca tree. There are about 90 genera in Australia, and many are represented seasonally along the Jatbula Trail

Mistletoe flowers on a Melaleuca tree. There are about 90 genera in Australia, and many are represented seasonally along the Jatbula Trail

Buloke Mistletoe (Amyema linophylla). Grows near Buloke. Rare. Some grow near Baringhup & Carisbrook. The buds are a furry white grey and the flowers are red. Leaves are wire-like.

Grows near Buloke. Some grow near Baringhup & Carisbrook. The buds are a furry white grey and the flowers are red.

Mistletoe is a very effective parasitic plant, pretty in flower and an important food plant for several Delias butterflies and the Mistletoebird, an Australian flowerpecker.  Can kill its host though #tropicalplants  #tropicalflowers www.papillonstays.com.au

Mistletoe is a very effective parasitic plant, pretty in flower and an important food plant for several Delias butterflies and the Mistletoebird, an Australian flowerpecker. Can kill its host though #tropicalplants #tropicalflowers www.papillonstays.com.au

Wire-leaf Mistletoe (Amyema preissii) © Colin Leel, November 2007

Wire-leaf Mistletoe (Amyema preissii) - A widespread mistletoe, found mainly on acacias, this mistletoe has needle-like leaves of cm x mm.

Musk Lorikeet feeding on Box Mistletoe, Newstead, 3rd March 2013.

Musk Lorikeet feeding on Box Mistletoe, Newstead, March

Mistletoe flowers

Mistletoe flowers

Lysiana exocarpi, commonly known as Harlequin Mistletoe, is a species of hemiparasitic shrub, endemic to Australia. L. exocarpi occurs in arid and temperate regions of all mainland states, from Lake Carnegie, Western Australia, to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Lysiana exocarpi, commonly known as Harlequin Mistletoe, is a species of hemiparasitic shrub, endemic to Australia. L. exocarpi occurs in arid and temperate regions of all mainland states, from Lake Carnegie, Western Australia, to the Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Study finds mistletoe key to landscape in Australia › News in Science (ABC Science)

Study finds mistletoe key to landscape › News in Science (ABC Science)

Would love this mistletoe in my garden..

Would love this mistletoe in my garden.

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