Phoradendron tomentosum

Common name: Mistletoe

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Phoradendron tomentosum baby.jpg (65550 bytes) phoradendron fruits.jpg (59961 bytes)
habit, showing leaves--Phoradendron tomentosum is a hemiparasite.  This means that mistletoe steals water and nutrients from its host tree, but is still photosynthetic (which is why mistletoe is green). habit and fruits

leaves and flowers--notice that the leaves and stems are covered by very short hairs, giving them a rough appearance flowers closeup
Phoradendron tomentosum hackberry.JPG (52537 bytes) กก
Phoradendron tomentosum on its preferred host, a hackberry tree (Celtis laevigata) กก