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Mistletoe (Viscum album)


Mistletoe is an evergreen parasitic plant. Like most plants, it does photosynthesis to produce it own food. But it also will absorb water and nutrients from another plant. It is commonly found on poplar trees, apple trees and chestnut trees.
Viscum album

Gardening Tips

Care Known Problems How to Harvest Mature Size Notes/Uses
It can grow in a variety of soil types under varying amounts of shade It can parasitize a variety of plants; It also can be toxic to humans, as well as many pet and livestock species Seeds can be harvested from fruits during the winter months December and January Depends on the location of the plant and the plant host This plant is marketed as a homeopathic tincture to treat high blood pressure and other health issues, but more research is needed to determine it effectiveness