30 March 2011

Urban Misletoe

Jo Mullet (C.C.Swansea's Biodiversity Education Officer) photographed this Mistletoe (Viscum album) in central Swansea yesterday. The only other extant plant on record was found at Blackpill by Charles Hipkin in 1974, so clearly this is a long lived species and there surely must be others out there. Please do get in touch if you know of any Mistletoe plants in our area. Due to the vulnerability of the species at Christmas time, no site details will be published here.
Mistletoe on Sorbus sp. (c) J. Mullet

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

Thanks to Jeremy Douglas-JOnes and Jo Mullet who have brought light two more records from the Swansea area, both supported by photographs. I would love to know if there are more out there...