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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, December 17, 1937, Image 41

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Nature’s Children
MISTLETOE
(Phoradendron flavescens).
By LILLIAN COX ATHEY.
Oklahoma has chosen this
plant as her floral emblem.
It is a clever outdoor child
with an eye to business, and
though at Christmas she is very popu
lar, she does have ways that are rather
hard on her neighbors. She has a
partnership with the birds for trans
portation, and wherever she goes she
is not hidden from sight at any time
of the year. Removed entirely from
her host tree, the great bump that she
developed there can be seen for some
distance away. It is a wound made
by her feet as she dug them into the
branch of the tree for food.
However, there is a very romantic
legend about her, and she has the
power, when hung overhead, to make
the shy become bold and risk dis
favor by taking what is desired above
all else, when the mistletoe was pres
ent to give the neded courage.
Mistletoe is an old parasite, known
among the Scandinavians for cen
turies. There are about 400 species,
most of them tropical, and practically
all of them are grafters. In the
United States we have many varieties,
and they range from the coast of
New Jersey west and south. Their
favorite tree seems to be the gum,
though they accept with alacrity any
live foundation on which the bird
places them.
The foot of the carrier is the mode
of transference, and the young -white
berry is coated with a sticky substance
that is sufiflcient to make it hold fast
for the ride. Then the bird, annoyed
by the berry, carefully removes it upon
alighting on the tree branch. That is
what the plant needed, and it pays for
the co-operation of the bird with a
few tasty berries. The seeds always
put out their roots toward the branch.
The mistletoe is an interesting
pla-t, in that its leaves possess the
smallest number of pores for their size.
Look at the leaf under a magnifying
glass, and then compare it with an
other leaf. There are practically no
veins, the leaves being thick and
fleshy.
When you see the mistletoe this
Christmas, think of this legend: “Once
upon a time there was a very, very
handsome youth whose name was
Balder. He was so fair that even the
flower of purest white could not corn
par with his complexion. He had a ;
dream one night that seemed to bode j
him ill. So he told his devoted mother j
about it. She became frigthened and
went out to put every living thing un- '
der oath not to harm her son. Some
how she overloked the mistletoe.
“Loki, the one enemy Balder had,
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found out this omission. He go
around Balder’s brother in somi
fashion and arranged with him U
have Balder and the brother play f
game with bow and arrows, the ar
row for the brother to be made o
the mistletoe wood.
‘‘The brother was an expert marks'
man, Balder was killed, and whei
the god of light died he became there'
after the emblem of innocence anc
purity, even to this day.
"The Goddess of Love was given thi
mistletoe from which the bow wa
made and she decreed that ever afte
those who passed under it should to
kissed as a token of love and not o
revenge and jealousy. Thus was tfo
sin of the mistletoe wiped out, end
today you see why the beautiful para
site, with Its waxen berries, is so care
fully-hung over the doorway."
(Copyright, 1937.)
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