Close up of mistletoe
Mistletoes are semi-parasitic plants with green leaves or stems that photosynthesise but rely on a host tree or shrub for water and nutrients.
Discover interesting facts about New Zealand's mistletoes.
Threats to mistletoe include possum browse, vegetation clearance and a decline in native bird species which act as pollinators and seed-dispersers.
DOC has a national recovery plant for mistletoe to coordinate conservation efforts and ensure the long-term survival of these plants.
Learn the many ways you can help with mistletoe conservation efforts in your area.
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