OK, dwarf mistletoe doesn't look anything like the mistletoe that people kiss under this time of year. This stuff looks more like twigs on a tree gone amok. Most people don't realize that mistletoe grows in the Northwoods - just like they don't think of orchids growing here. Funny. Sweethearts often give orchids. Mistletoe/Orchids - both are symbols of love and both are parasitic plants. Maybe there are some things that we shouldn't look at too in depth.