Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1067

Shrub, Subshrub
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Piedmont & Mountains)

Look for it (as a parasite) on various species of trees. It is especially abundant in swamp forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/SpringFall
Greenish
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
Petals absent

FRUIT:
Winter/SpringFall
White
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Santalales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum   FAMILY Santalaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Phoradendron leucarpum   FAMILY Viscaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 061-01-001:
Phoradendron serotinum   FAMILY Loranthaceae

LESS THAN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Phoradendron flavescens

SYNONYMOUS WITH New combinations in Phoradendron leucarpum (Viscaceae) (Abbott & Thompson 2011)
Phoradendron serotinum ssp. serotinum

 

COMMON NAME:
American Mistletoe, Christmas Mistletoe