Mariposa Life

December 27, 2013

Debbie Croft: Mistletoe can be the kiss of death

Mistletoe is often associated with ancient folklore and holiday traditions. Sometimes during December small bouquets of mistletoe can be purchased from young entrepreneurs and in local gift shops. Tied with a red ribbon and hung over a doorway, the greenery provides an excuse for stealing a kiss. According to University of California’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a few species of mistletoe grow on several types of trees in the Central Valley and Sierra Foothills regions.

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