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Mistletoe

A parasitic plant which grows in trees, typically Oak trees in England. It is green in Winter when most things aren't; it fruits at the Winter Solstice and it appears living on the apparently lifeless Oak so it was revered as a sacred plant. It may well have been the Holly that was cut with a Golden Sickle as Holly was also sacred, but popular legend has it that Mistletoe was cut this way.

Common now in Christmas celebrations with a tradition of Kissing underneath a sprig. This seems to be a custom from Scandinavia. Some say that one berry was removed for each kiss given and when the berries were gone, the privilege went too.