I didn't know what these things were for a long time. They are only visible in the winter when the leaves are gone. here. I don't know that I believe the bird poop statement. Wikipedia has been known to have some false statements from time to time.
Mistletoe extract has been shown to kill cancer cells. Then why aren't we harvesting it in mass quanitities?? Just think how many people could benefit from just this one tree???
Mistletoe is also Oklahoma's state flower.
Mistletoe has a couple of medicinal qualities and is verified on this site as 'coming into contact with the bark of a tree generally through the agency of birds'. In other words, bird poop. lol
Well......I got an education today. Did you? :o)
Ok, I'm off shortly to the post office. I ordered several crochet books to be delivered to work and they left a delivery notice yesterday in the mail box. So now I have to drive halfway across town to go get them. :o( But I'm excited! I think I ordered 6 books. Yesterday my order of #3 & #10 threads came. I was somewhat miffed because they (Herrschner's) packed the box so much that they squashed 4 rolls of my #3's flat!!! They couldn't use a slightly bigger box now could they?
I will take pics and post later on the books I ordered. Unless I get busy, then I'll post them tomorrow.
I hope you have a day filled with smiles and good feelings.