Mistletoe is the common name for most obligate hemiparasitic plants in the order Santalales. Mistletoes attach to and penetrate the branches of a tree or shrub by a structure called the haustorium, through which they absorb water and nutrients from the host plant.

The name mistletoe originally referred to the species Viscum album (European mistletoe, of the family Santalaceae in the order Santalales); it was the only species native to Great Britain and much of Europe. Over the centuries, the term has been broadened to include many other species of parasitic plants with similar habits, such as the Eastern mistletoe native to North America, Phoradendron leucarpum.

Mistletoe in The Opening of the WorldEdit

Mistletoe was known in the Raumsdalian Empire for its role in the legend of Levigild.

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