Friday, 27 December 2013

Mistletoe - Cromford by River Derwent

This is my first record of Mistletoe in Derbyshire so it's quite fitting that I should come across it during the festive season.
The Flora of Derbyshire by Clapham describes its status as 'occasional' which is repeated in the  Derbyshire City Council - Flora of Derbyshire. The distribution map (reproduced below) shows scattered records mainly in the East of the County. 
I thought the host tree was a Sycamore but not too sure, its right by the roadside next to the river just North of High Peak Junction.
The sun appeared just as I was taking the photo which added a bit of colour.

Misteltoe - fruiting

Mistletoe distribution from Derbyshire Flora website

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