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A Gorse mystery

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By amy

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We have spent the last few days down on the coast in a beautiful spot surrounded by Gorse

the mystery is the red tendrils … at first I thought it was something that had been blown in off the sea but when you inspected it closely it is growing from the Gorse stems themselves ,I have looked at pictures in books etc. and can’t see anything about this ..

Can anyone explain this please …

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I can't explain it but I like the photo's

11 May, 2010

 

I haven't ever seen these either,Amy,hope you enjoyed your break,it looks nice there.Whereabouts did you go?

11 May, 2010

 

Sorry I can't help either but liked the photos

11 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for tryimg Yorkshire .. :o)
Sandra we were on the East coast at a place called Incleboro , we did enjoy it thanks there are some lovely walks there ..:o))
Thanks for trying Dylandog , i've never seen it anywhere else !

11 May, 2010

 

I've been on the internet Amy but can't find anything, sorry wish I could.

11 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for trying Yorkshire , I had a look as well , maybe I should put a photo on the gardening questions page ?

11 May, 2010

 

great idea Amy

11 May, 2010

 

never seen this either but maybe there new shoots...

11 May, 2010

 

photo's made me feel nice and warm.

11 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I don't think so Holly they are very long and you can see old dead ones from last year . we did wonder if it was some kind of parasite like mistletoe !

I'm pleased it made you feel warm Khayla it's so cold here today .. :o)

11 May, 2010

 

They are the stems of Dodder a plant that parasites gorse and heather.You were right Amy :) Just googled 'gorse red spines' lol.

11 May, 2010

 

Never seen this before Amy...well done to Aster first to the post with the mystery solved !!!

11 May, 2010

 

nope i dont know either but looks lovely, nice pics amy ;o)) hope you had a good time

11 May, 2010

 

definitely dodder. a real interesting plant parasite. Remeber having to draw microscopy slides of the stuff at uni. yawn. I loved the pathology but not the microscopy bit.

11 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

well thank -you Aster and SBG well done . ,problem solved ... now next time we are down there it will be that much more interesting now that we know ..... isn't it nice to be able to ask and get an answer ... thank -you so much :o))

We had a wonderful time San . 8 of us behaving like kids and nobody to tell us off ...LOL..

11 May, 2010

 

lol sounds great amy,, ;o))

11 May, 2010

 

Interesting - yes it's dodder. I remember it from school so something did sink in after all lol.

11 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Your teachers would be proud of you Hywel , they would still recognise you as well with your handsome new avatar .. :o))

12 May, 2010

 

lol :o) it looks too young.

12 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Not at all .. you are as young as you feel :o))

12 May, 2010

 

How bizarre Amy, I've never seen this before. Im pleased you had a good weekend away.

12 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

We are learning all the time Dawn , isn't it great that we have people to ask these things ... I shall never understand anyone who says they are bored ..!

12 May, 2010

 

That's interesting Amy....how strange, I wonder if this parasite plant will have any leaves or flowers? Glad you enjoyed your weekend away...:o)

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

It's very strange Janey , I didn't see any sign of anything that might look like leaves or flowers , I will have another look next time we go to see if anything has developed .. :o)

17 May, 2010

 

:o)

17 May, 2010

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