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


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image of Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_phfl2_001_lvd

        

image of Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum

JK Marlow    jkm0301a_09a

January    Greenville County    SC

image of Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum

JK Marlow    jkm0302b_07

February    Greenville County    SC

Roadside

image of Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum

JK Marlow    jkm0402f_05

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum

JK Marlow    jkm130224_300

February    Pickens County    SC

SC Botanical Garden

image of Phoradendron leucarpum ssp. leucarpum

JK Marlow    s041216_a

December    Pickens County    SC

Greenish branches with opposite, oblong, leathery leaves, per Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont.