One comment on “Mistletoe – An Old Tradition and a Fascinating Plant

  1. Thank you for the article – It brings back some holiday memories! Back in the earlier part of the 20th century, and really through much of the 1970s, collecting and selling mistletoe was quite an industry here in Delaware. I remember you could buy a sprig at the local grocery stores and it was quite popular. Now you rarely find it in the stores, except I noted it recently at Trader Joe’s, and it is imported from the Pacific Northwest. I wonder if it was overharvesting that caused this, or perhaps just changes in Christmas traditions?

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