OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Viscaceae, Mistletoe family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Mistletoe, Christmas Mistletoe

Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum   FAMILY: Santalaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Phoradendron leucarpum   FAMILY: Viscaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Phoradendron serotinum 061-01-001   FAMILY: Loranthaceae

 

Habitat: Parasitic on various species of trees, especially abundant in swamp forests (perhaps because they are less frequently cut and have older, more mature hardwoods)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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