Mistletoe

Mistletoe is very much associated with Christmas and of course the ‘kissing’ legend. Mistletoe was also clearly important to the early Druids.

Mistletoe is a parasitic plant which grows on a variety of trees – it seems to prefer cultivated apple trees, limes and poplars most. Here is a link to a website which will give you lots more information on mistletoe.

IMG_2946Mistletoe in Exeter growing on poplar

Mistletoe grows at Parke in Bovey Tracey and you can see it growing on apple trees in the orchard and on poplars in the Parkland.

2 thoughts on “Mistletoe

  1. Just a line to wish you a very Happy Christmas Adrian, and to thank you for your interesting and informative blog which I really look forward to! Best wished, Sue Aplin.

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