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M0466 = Perry437. Source: De Furia 385 (shortened). This is Perry 437. Mistletoe can grow on many trees, including the oak tree. In a longer version of this story told by Dio Chrysostom, the owl warns the other birds not just about the mistletoe (used for birdlime) that will grow on the oak tree, but also about the planting of flax, which would end up being made into bird nets. For a fable about the swallow and the planting of flax, see #482. For another fable about the wise owl, see #449.