Desert Mistletoe – Part I

Here in the desert we have a unique species of mistletoe called the desert mistletoe, Phoradendron californicum.  It is in a family closely related to the fragrant sandalwood. There are many species of mistletoe around the world, parasitic and hemi-parisitic on a number of trees.    All mistletoe plants are toxic.    Almost all the berries are toxic.    The one exception is the Sonoran and Mojave desert mistletoe!   I wrote […]