"Far from being antagonistic or detrimental, more and more we are discovering that parasites play important roles in the ecology of our planet. They can serve as indicators of ecosystem health and even promote biodiversity, something we are all scrambling to understand and preserve." Matt Candeias from Mother Earth News
Invisible Connections: Introduction to Parasitic Plants. Dr. Vanessa Beauchamp, Towson University. MNPS program February 26, 2019.
An Introduction to Parasitic Plants (By Matt Candeias, Mother Earth News, 1/18/2016)