Mistletoe

Mistletoe lives as a parasite on trees and shrubs. Although a detriment to the host, it has an important positive effect on the biodiversity of the area. Mistletoe also has medicinal uses. It is most commonly known as a Christmas decoration, and the tradition goes that couples standing under it should kiss.

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Can the berries on a mistletoe kill you?

do not eat them, leave them for the birds, ( most of them won't touch them either, they will make you violently ill.

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What do you remove after kissing under the mistletoe?

your lips!

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What color are the berries on the mistletoe plant?

red and white

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What colour is the berries of a mistletoe?

White.

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Is it illegal to pick mistletoe?

Yes, in all states. Including Canada and Mexico.

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Can you eat mistletoe?

no

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Where do conifers grow?

Greece, Germany, China, India, Russia, Japan, Scandinavia, the British Isles, the Middle East, North America, Central America, South America, etc.

In other words, just about everywhere.

Conifers are simply cone-bearing trees. They include pines, cedars, junipers (which are excellent for Bonsai), cypress and yews.

You will need to be a lot more specific if you need a more precise answer. Sorry.

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Where can you find Marshall Fields' 1948-49 Aunt Holly and Uncle Mistletoe Christmas tree ornaments?

I have Uncle Mistletoe. My mother (who died in 1986) broke Aunt Holly about 1984. They were her favorite ornaments, so it's a good thing she was the one who broke it. Uncle Mistletoe has now been retired to a curio cabinet and is not for sale. It is a treasured family heirloom. P.S. My mother also loved Marshall Fields. Xmas trips there were a highlight of my childhood.

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Is mistletoe a fungus that grows on other trees?

No, mistletoe is not a fungus. Mistletoe is the common name for obligate semi-parasitic plants in several families in the order Santalales. These plants grow attached to and within the branches of a tree or shrub.

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What is the significance of Holly and Mistletoe?

christmas lovin'

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Why do we have holly in a holly wreath?

It is commonly thought, the use of holly comes from Ancient Roman times.Romans gave holly branches as a sign of friendship.

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Where does the mistletoe grow?

The parasitic mistletoe plant now known, ecologically speaking, to be a keystone species, grows high in the thin branches of their host trees on five of the seven known continents.

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How did holly become associated with Christmas?

Like most every Christmas tradition except attending a Christian church and singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," holly (and it's counterpart, ivy) became connected to Christmas through pagan traditions.

Several species of holly are evergreen plants, and in just about every European winter celebration tradition, evergreen plants were important--holly, ivy, mistletoe, and coniferous trees (like Christmas trees). They didn't die as the days got shorter and colder; they were a sign, in a dead winter landscape, that life would return. Holly in particular was associated with Dionysus in the Greek tradition, as well as some Pagan sun gods. In the Middle Ages, there was a tradition of presenting King Holly (seen as a male plant) with Queen Ivy (a female plant) in midwinter customs. As all these old winter traditions gathered around Christmas in the Middle Ages, so too did holly become associated with the holiday.

Nowadays, Christians often view the prickly leaves and red berries of holly as symbolic of the crown of thorns Jesus wore during his legendary crucifixion (the berries are blood drops).

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What should you do under a mistletoe?

kiss

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What color are the berries on mistletoe?

White. The parasitic plant has yellowish flowers, small yellowish green leaves, and waxy white berries.
The plant itself is green, the berries are white.
mistletoe is green with yellowish leaves and has white berries
The berries on mistletoe are white.

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Are Polk berries POISONOUS?

yes, the Polk berries are poisonous

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Which countries do mistletoe?

rainforest of Indonesia & Southeast Asia

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How did kissing under the mistletoe originate?

According to pagan traditions the god Loki in envy killed the handsome god Balder with a dart made from the mistletoe; all other plants having vowed not to harm Balder; the mistletoe, having been overlooked, was therefore used. According to this pagan tradition the mistletoe dart was plucked out of Balder's fatal wound and given to the goddess of love, Freya. From this, came the custom that a man may kiss a woman if he sees her under the mistletoe. Also in ancient times pagans would hang both the mistletoe and wreaths of holly in windows and doorways for their supposed curative and protective powers, to keep witches and evil spirits from entering.

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How do you kill mimosa tree stumps?

Make several downward cuts with a knife into the bark. Then pour concentrated roundup into the holes. If/when you see shoots growing, repeat the process in the new shoots. It may take a couple applications but that will kill the roots of the tree.

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How did the mistletoe tradition get started?

it became it because it was batch

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What are good closing salutations for Christmas cards?

Here are some ideas on how to sign off your Christmas card:

  • May peace and love surround you at Christmas time and all the whole year through.
  • Happy Holidays to you and yours!
  • Best wishes for a prosperous New Year!
  • Warm Wishes
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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What does mistletoe look like?

Misteltoe has wide, light green leaves and white berries.

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Are Eugenia berries poisonous?

There are many different species of Eugenia. Some of them are edible and some are not, so it is important to know what species you have. Web search the particular species, or check the Web Link to the left for more information especially on the more edible types.

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Use mistletoe in a sentence?

"As we walked we found a mistletoe hanging by the doorway. "

hope that helps!!!!

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Why is holly associated with Christmas?

Holly trees are found all over the world and remain green during the winter so it is perfect for decoration. The wreath of holly resembles the crown of thorns placed upon Christ's head and the red berries represent his blood. // Another reason could be: The early church banned the use of mistletoe plants in Christmas celebrations because of its pagan origins (different story). Instead, the church fathers suggested the use of holly as an appropriate substitute for Christmas greenery. Xo, Smartiiz.

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