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The 12 Trees and Shrubs of Christmas: Day 10

By December 24, 2013

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On the tenth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Ten mistletoe sprigs

Did you know that mistletoe is actually a parasite shrub that attacks trees and shrubs?

How did a parasitic plant become a kiss inducer? David Beaulieu from Landscaping has the answer, as does N.S. Gill from Ancient History.

More about Mistletoe:

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