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Perfect Excuse for a Kiss: Under the Mistletoe

November 30, 2020

The presence of Mistletoe hung as part of holiday decorations provides the perfect excuse for kissing when partners find their way conveniently or deliberately underneath mistletoe’s leaves and white berries. While it seems that kissing under ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Great Purple Hairstreak, Hairstreak Butterfly, Kissing Under Mistletoe, Mistletoe, Parasite, Poisonous Plant, Purple Hairstreak, Purple Hairstreak Larva

Dodder: Vampire Plant or Nature’s Own Genetic Modification Organism?

July 10, 2015

Vampires of all types and genetic modifications are hot topics these days, and a common, but uncommon looking and acting Florida weed may have combined the two subjects. Dodder, a native invasive, parasitic plant, reproduces by seed but ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Dodder, Environmental Education, Invasive, Invasive Species, Land Management, Master Gardener, Panhandle Outdoors, Parasite, Plants

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