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cyndi

Love nature!! zone Ga 8-8b spread kindness around like confetti! Always stay humble and kind. Pagan gt ambassador

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2020
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cyndi

A #mistletoe in a low branch of an oaktree it's their favorite tree to grow on. #hemiparasitic #hostplant #foodforwildlife #vaccinium-angustifolium #link-mistletoe https://blog.nwf.org/2012/12/12-things-to-know-about-mistletoe/

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Papa3D1S

Imagine a parasitic plant is the theme for kissing in winter season... some poor plant misunderstood once again in the plant kingdom

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cyndi

Did ya read the link Nicholas @Papa3D1S

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Papa3D1S

No. I will have to in a second, I was sharing this w my kids at dinner. Lol

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cyndi

It's used in medicine as well @Papa3D1S long history the plant has..

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Papa3D1S

I didn't know that... that does make me want to read up on it. My second oldest daughter thinks that's neat to know too.

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cyndi

It's great when we learn that so many plants we basically take for granted have #medicinal purposes as well. Even a lot we grow in out own gardens can be used for teas and compresses and other things. It's good we try to learn about nature and not only how we can help her but how she helps us as well.. @Papa3D1S it's great to get our kids learning young as well.

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cyndi

This link is full of ads but it is useful info. I have the book mentioned in it and is amazing read. Look under all tags # for books on gt a lot of them there. https://www.healingharvesthomestead.com/home/2018/2/13/grow-a-medicinal-herb-garden-with-these-14-easy-to-grow-herbs-youll-love-having-all-of-these-herbs-available @Papa3D1S amazing what is easy to grow and natural way to heal or sooth as well.

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Papa3D1S

That is amazing thanks

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cyndi

Welcome @Papa3D1S

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2017
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cyndi

The top one is a huge plant

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Doomsdoor

Too bad mistletoe is a parasite on trees

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cyndi

It can live together as long as the tree is very healthy but true it can harm them as well @Doomsdoor and they are important for the ecosystem as well. Im lucky enough to have my oaks near a water source so they arent losing to much and the ground is littered with mulch and decay which feeds the trees as well. So im lucky to be able to enjoy both

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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cyndi

Have so much of this

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treefrog44

😚 at least you will have lots to hang at xmas! You can tie pretty red ribbons on it and sell them!

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cyndi

People hate this around here it's everywhere lol I love it tho. @treefrog44

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treefrog44

It is a parasite...so I can see why, but usually does not do damage to the host....very neat looking, especially when blooming with berries!

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cyndi

Mistletoe (genus Phoradendron) is a semiparasite that prefers to freeload on oaks but also appears on such other hardwoods as sycamores, black gums, maples, walnuts, and elms. Botanists classify mistletoe as a semi-parasite because, although it thrusts its roots into the host tree for water, it manufactures and uses its own chlorophyll.

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cyndi

I tried explaining this but nooo I'm just a female who knows nothing men do lol.. I even tried to show them documented proof.. The internet lies.. Unless it serves their personal purposes.. Derp derp... 👀 @treefrog44

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ofthought

Can't fix stupid @treefrog44

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jonners73

Kissing for Christmas under the mistletoe 😅

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hannahchristine

Ive seen that stuff grow here i saw it on a oak tree

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