Mistletoe: The Holiday Plant That Shouldn’t Exist

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Mistletoe’s ability to stay green through harsh, cold weather has made it a symbol of holiday romance for centuries. But it relies on some very strange (and occasionally disgusting) adaptations to stay vibrant and healthy all winter long.

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