False Mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum)

Shrub
P. flavescens. (Pursh.)Nutt.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
False Mistletoe
Phoradendron leucarpum
Viscaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    A tea made from the leaves is said to procure abortions and also to prevent conception[213]. It causes an increase in uterine contractions and helps to stop bleeding after parturition[213]. When injected into the blood it increases blood pressure[213].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    There are recorded cases of the berries poisoning people[213]. Contact with the plant can cause dermatitis in some people[222].

Cultivation & Habitat

This is a parasitic plant that grows entirely on the host tree. To grow it you need to obtain berries and squash them onto the branches of host trees in late autumn and early winter[11]. This is best done on the lower side of the branch[1]. It is then simply a matter of waiting and hoping.
A parasitic plant, growing on the branches of several deciduous species of trees. It has a wide range of hosts, though it is usually only found on one species in any given area[200]. The host tree must be at least 20 years old[200]. This species is seldom cultivated since it can severely weaken its host[200].
N. America – New Jersey to Florida, west to Illinois and Texas.

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