Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Mistletoe, Christmas Mistletoe
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phoradendron leucarpum
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phoradendron serotinum 061-01-001


Look for it (as a parasite) on various species of trees. It is especially abundant in swamp forests

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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