Arceuthobium tsugense (Rosend.) G.N. Jones
Hemlock Dwarf Mistletoe, Hemlock Dwarf-mistletoe
Viscaceae (Christmas Mistletoe family)
USDA Symbol: ARTS
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub , Shrub
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Stems up to about 5 inches long, yellow, green, olive green or purple.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov
DistributionUSA: AK , CA , OR , WA
Native Habitat: Coniferous forests, parasitic on a broad range of hosts. Principal hosts include Abies amabilis, A. lasiocarpa, A. procera, Pinus contorta, Tsuga heterophylla and T. mertensiana. Secondary to rare hosts include several fir, spruce, pine and hemlock species.
Web ReferenceWebref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Arceuthobium tsugense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arceuthobium tsugense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arceuthobium tsugense
MetadataRecord Modified: 2020-11-16
Research By: CBR