American Mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum (Rafinesque) Reveal & M.C. Johnson  Synonyms: Oak Mistletoe, Phoradendron flavescens, Phoradendron serotinum.

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American Mistletoe is an evergreen hemi-parasitic plant that is typically found growing on Red Maple. Most common on the coastal plain, but can also be found along the Fall Line.

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Primary host plant of Great Purple Hairstreak.

There are 188 records in the project database.

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American Mistletoe in Harford Co., Maryland (12/16/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe growing on Red Maple in Somerset Co., Maryland (1/20/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe growing in Worcester Co., Maryland (3/27/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe growing in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/28/2012). Oak Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows on numerous tree species. It is the host plant of Great Purple Hairstreak. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/11/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe growing in Harford Co., Maryland (3/16/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe in Howard Co., Maryland (6/17/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe growing on Red Maple in Dorchester Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (1/31/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe fruiting in Harford Co., Maryland (12/16/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe with fruit in Caroline Co., Maryland (1/1/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Mistletoe in Caroline Co., Maryland (1/1/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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