Arceuthobium vaginatum (Ponderosa Dwarf Mistletoe)

This mistletoe is specific to Ponderosa. This is a female plant with immature fruits, which, when ripe, will be expelled for shocking distances at amazing speeds, and will adhere to almost anything, including people. I met a man who had one stick to his eyelid! Compare with Arceuthobium americanum, lodgepole mistletoe.