Mistletoe

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Mistletoe shines so beautifully in our forest canopy on sunny days. 

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Evergreen, it catches the sunlight on clear days, and forms a beautiful lacy silhouette on cloudy ones.

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We never notice it during the long summer months when it is hidden by the leaves.  But once the trees are bare, I always watch for mistletoe colonizing trees along the way as we drive.

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One of the ancient Druid’s sacred plants, Mistletoe has been used in many ways through the ages.

It is one of the more unusual plants growing wild in our forests, feeding birds and providing cover for many different creatures.

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Read more about mistletoe here….

 

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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8 responses to “Mistletoe

  1. We never get fresh mistletoe around here, but the dyed green, glycerin-preserved type with plastic berries because the real ones are poisonous. I put up the same bunch, saved year to year, until it falls apart and I have to get a new one, LOL.

  2. Laurin Lindsey

    I love mistletoe! Haven’t seen it here in Houston like I used to in California. Merry Christmas!

  3. Hello WG. I had no idea where or how mistletoe actually grows. Thanks for this!

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