parasitic plant


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Noun1.parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from itparasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
parasite - an animal or plant that lives in or on a host (another animal or plant); it obtains nourishment from the host without benefiting or killing the host
Parasitaxus ustus, parasite yew - rare and endangered monoecious parasitic conifer of New Caledonia; parasitic on Falcatifolium taxoides
buckleya, Buckleya distichophylla - parasitic shrub of the eastern United States having opposite leaves and insignificant greenish flowers followed by oily dull green olivelike fruits
bastard toadflax, Comandra pallida - woody creeping parasite of western North America having numerous thick powdery leaves and panicles of small dull-white flowers
Pyrularia pubera, rabbitwood, buffalo nut - shrub of southeastern United States parasitic on roots of hemlocks having sparse spikes of greenish flowers and pulpy drupes
family Loranthaceae, Loranthaceae, mistletoe family - in some classification includes Viscaceae: parasitic or hemiparasitic shrublets or shrubs or small trees of tropical and temperate regions; attach to hosts by haustoria
Loranthus europaeus, mistletoe - shrub of central and southeastern Europe; partially parasitic on beeches, chestnuts and oaks
Arceuthobium pusillum, American mistletoe - small herb with scalelike leaves on reddish-brown stems and berrylike fruits; parasitic on spruce and larch trees
fire tree, flame tree, Nuytsia floribunda, Christmas tree - a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
Old World mistletoe, Viscum album, mistletoe - Old World parasitic shrub having branching greenish stems with leathery leaves and waxy white glutinous berries; the traditional mistletoe of Christmas
false mistletoe, mistletoe - American plants closely resembling Old World mistletoe
hemiparasite, semiparasite - a parasitic plant that contains some chlorophyll and therefore is capable of photosynthesis
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As mistletoe is a parasitic plant, which means it depends on a host plant to survive, it can be quite difficult to propagate yourself.
HAVE A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS THE glossy dark spiky leaves and fresh red berries of the holly plant Because mistletoe is a parasitic plant .
Caption: Right: Indian pipe is a parasitic plant that lacks chlorophyll; below: Squawroot bearing fleshy seed pods
Parasitic plant species, Striga, are obligate root parasites which depend on sorghum for the supply of carbon, nutrients and water.
While the parasitic plant can reach a diameter of up to 1.
Considered the largest flower in the world, the rafflesia speciosa, a parasitic plant species of the genus Rafflesia is found in the town of Sibalom.
You could stare back at them, sometimes from the bow Jacuzzi, glass of wine in hand, watch herons, ducks and swans, wonder at the mistletoe bedecked trees lining the canal - this parasitic plant is actually becoming a real menace to its hosts - walk or cycle the canal towpath on one of 12 bikes on board and visit local villages, or just doze on the sundeck.
Mistletoe is a parasitic plant which was venerated and imbued with magic by ancient druids, especially if it was growing on oaks.
Impact of a parasitic plant on the zonation of two salt marsh perennials.
Which native evergreen parasitic plant has sticky seeds which are transferred from tree to tree by birds?
However another parasitic plant Striga exhibited strong antioxidant activity with IC50 values of 18.