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Arceuthobium pusillum (Eastern dwarf mistletoe)
Smith, R.W.

Arceuthobium pusillum

Arceuthobium pusillum Peck

Eastern Dwarf Mistletoe

Viscaceae (Christmas Mistletoe Family)

Synonym(s): Razoumofskya pusilla

USDA Symbol: ARPU3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Base: Attenuate
Fruit Type: Berry , Drupe
Size Notes: Parasitic stems less than 1 inch tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: CT , MA , ME , MI , MN , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , VT , WI
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America - beta site (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 26 - Minnesota Wildflowers: a field guide to the flora of Minnesota (2009)
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arceuthobium pusillum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arceuthobium pusillum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arceuthobium pusillum


Record Modified: 2022-11-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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