Home >> Plants >> Bollean Mistletoe
3,500 - 5,300 ft.
January, February, March
Life Cycle | Lifeform:
Parasite/Hemiparasite, Food for insects & larvae, Food for birds
Bollean Mistletoe is a very interesting hemiparasitic plant. It has the ability to both photosynthesize and draw nutrients and water from their host trees and plants via haustorium as many other hemiparasites do, such as Broomrapes. It has very showy berries that are red or white that birds love, and is found attached to branches in trees. The Mistletoe genus is "Phoradendron" which comes from Greek meaning "tree thief".