All About Mistletoe: Something else about mistletoe....

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By wildflowers
December 20, 2011

The Christmas season is upon us; a time of traditions and celebrations and just maybe a kiss under the mistletoe.

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Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Dec 20, 2011 10:37 AM CST
The Great Purple Hairstreak butterfly uses mistletoe as it's host plant! http://www.butterflyfunfacts.com/greatpurplehairstreak.php
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Dec 20, 2011 2:23 PM CST
Thank you Sheila! that is such a pretty butterfly!
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Dec 23, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Thank you for the article Christine, and thank you for the link Sheila, that is a very neat site.
I love those elusive Great purple Hairstreaks.
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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Dec 24, 2011 3:28 PM CST
They are pretty large, but few and far inbetween. You can see a regular hairstreak in the lower portion of my picture for comparison! We just don't get that many I guess.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Dec 24, 2011 4:41 PM CST
It was this past year that I saw my first Great purple hairstreak! It was so striking with its bright colors, it caught my eye! I tried to get a pic but it didn't turn out very clear! Ha!

I really enjoyed the site too, Sheila, thank you! Thumbs up
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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