Have you ever wondered about mistletoe – where it comes from, how it came to have the
romantic magic it does? I saw a bunch of it for sale somewhere recently around
Portsmouth, and I got to wondering how a plant like that
evolved into something with the magical powers that mistletoe symbolizes.
Did you know that mistletoe is
really a parasite? It is! It’s a parasitic
shrub that’s usually found in fruit trees, maples and sometimes in oaks. And in
North America, it’s typically found in trees from New Jersey down to
Mistletoe has been associated with the holidays at this time of year going
back for centuries, and has symbolized peace and love.