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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 07.2 December 1995

Mistletoe – distribution, biology and the National Survey

By - Jonathan Briggs

Mistletoe, Viscum album, though well known, is one of our least understood native plants. This article is an introductory account of its distribution and biology, highlighting some of its many peculiarities and the shortcomings in our current understanding. It is also a provisional report on the Botanical Society of the British Isles (BSBI) and Plantlife Mistletoe Survey Project, currently entering its second and final winter season. Mistletoe is a species with a lot more interest than just Christmas kisses, and I hope that readers will go out and take a closer look at it this winter (and perhaps next summer searching for Mistletoe bugs!).

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist