Family, Mistletoe. Color, flowers so small as scarcely to display color. The plant is less than 1 inch long, consisting of roundish, somewhat branched, fleshy, smooth, yellowish-brown or greenish stems scattered over the host-plant, like excrescences. Flowers, when examined under the magnifying-glass, are seen to be of two kinds, the staminate with a 2 to 5-parted fleshy calyx, with an equal number of stamens, an anther sessile on each lobe, opening by a round slit; pistillate flowers, with a 2-parted calyx. Fruit, a fleshy, ovoid berry.
Found on certain deciduous trees, especially pine and larch, sometimes making "witches' brooms," on these trees at low altitudes, from New Jersey to Florida and westward.