Mistletoe is a parasitic shrub which favours inland areas. It is commonly found growing on the trunk and branches of wattle and eucalyptus trees. The leaves are oval-shaped and fleshy to touch. Through the year, red trumpet-shaped flowers are produced, as well as masses of berries. The berries, which are about the size of a domestic pea, are darkish in colour. Inside each berry is a seed, surrounded by a sticky grey coloured mucous membrane.
The skin and the flesh can be eaten raw and have a pleasant sweetish taste. The berries have an easily identified characteristic ---- once . . .