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Juniper Mistletoe (Phoradendron juniperinum)
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Juniper Mistletoe (Phoradendron juniperinum)

General: Juniper Mistletoe (Phoradendron juniperinum) is a parasitic plant that lives on juniper trees. The plant appears as dark clumps among the lighter-green juniper branches. The stems are green, cylindrical, and jointed, and the berries are white with a dark spot at the tip.

Juniper Mistletoe is a fairly common component of vegetation communities with Utah Juniper, places such as rocky washes and rocky hillsides in the Upper Sonoran (Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zones.

Family: Mistletoe (Santalaceae; formerly Viscaceae)

Juniper Mistletoe (Phoradendron juniperinum)

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Plant Form: parasitic plant



Stems: green

Leaves: none


Juniper Mistletoe (Phoradendron juniperinum)

Seeds: held within white berries

Habitat: Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Elevation: 5,500 to 7,500 feet

Distribution: Oregon to Wyoming and Texas, and south to Nevada and California.

Comments: Don't eat the berries.

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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