Life off the grid in the SW Texas desert. An experiment in sustainable living. NUMBERS AT THE END OF EACH BLOG POST: temp at 8PM,high temp,low temp,rainfall,wind conditions(CalmBreezyWindyGusty).
Friday, July 16, 2010
Maria the botanist was out today and I showed her a strange plant I had found recently on the south 20. Looked to me like one kind of plant growing out of another and I was right. Seems one of my wild Acacia shrubs has a parasitic mistletoe growing out of it. Mistletoe is the common name for a group of hemi-parasitic plants in the order Santalales that grow attached to and within the branches of a tree or shrub. I never knew that. I thought they only sprouted at Christmas time over a doorway. 90,99,73,0,B