A Dwarf Mistletoe Seed Spreads by being Shot Through the Air

Dwarf mistletoe spreads seeds by shooting them into the air

Detailed Description

A dwarf mistletoe seed is disseminated by an explosive mechanism regulated by the buildup of water pressure inside a mistletoe berry as it ripens.  The seeds, coated with a sticky substance, cling to any surface they hit, including birds, other animals, or tree branches.

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Image Dimensions: 460 x 307

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