An occasional photo-diary about the natural world, trees, woodlands and bonsai.
Monday, 27 July 2009
Gorse parasitised by Hellweed
More usually known as Dodder,
is a parasitic plant
lacks chlorophyll entirely.
Rhi noticed it parasitising Gorse (
) on the coast of St. Brides Bay in Pembrokeshire.
I particullarly like the name Hellweed as it recalled to me H.G. Wells' description of the martian red-weed in his book "War of the Worlds".
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