|Viscum album var.
coloratum is a semiparasitic evergreen woody plant that takes in
water and nutrients from a broad-leaf deciduous tree, that is, such
as Zelkova_serrata, Fagus crenata, etc. Therefore, it's so
easy for V. album var. coloratum to catch even casual
observers' eye only if in wintertime. The seed can stay attached to
the tree-surface and germinate as mucous layer envelopes it.