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As a comment about Mistletoe (Phoradendron serotinum), wildflowers wrote:

Phoradendron serotinum occurs from eastern Texas to New Jersey, south to Florida. The plant is an evergreen dioecious parasite of woody angiosperms that draws minerals and water, and some of its energy needs, from the host tree using a haustorium which grows into the stems of the host.. More precisely, it is classified as a hemi-parasite because it actually manufactures most of its own food, but steals all other essential resources from the tree.
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actually...their state flower is the Oklahoma Rose (Rosa 'Oklahoma'). Mistletoe is their state floral emblem and Gaillardia pulchella is their state wildflower.
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Apr 17, 2013 7:42 AM CST
Thank you for your comment, Rob. I'm glad you informed me of this error. Thumbs up

* I removed the incorrect sentence.
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