Mistletoe

This is a genus of mistletoes consisting of around 240 species. They are native to the warm temperate and tropical regions of North America and South America.

The plans are considered "hemi-parasitic" which means that they obtain their water and mineral nutrients from the host plant but are capable of photosynthesis to create their own food also.

 

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Phoradendron leucarpum American Mistletoe
   
   
   
   
   

 

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