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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

Mistletoe  (Arceuthobium pusillum).  

This species of Mistletoe (not the one employed as decoration in the Christmas season) is a small parasitic plant which lives only on the living branches of Black Spruce (rarely White Spruce).  The plants are gnerally less than 1 cm tall and lack chlorophyll

mistletoe Mistletoe on Black Spruce branch.
witches broom Witches broom caused by mistletoe.

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