Cardinal airplant in bloom, in a cypress dome in the Florida Everglades
Sign at preserve called this plant a Cardinal Wildpine Airplant
Kudos and thanks to anita363. I identified this based on her identifications from the same area. iNaturalist.org at work!
Anita363's page: http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/anita363.
~ janson jones,
Tillandsia fasciculata -- a large, showy bromeliad growing as an epiphyte in the mangroves. Common here.