Spanish moss

Tillandsia usneoides

Summary 2

Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is an epiphytic flowering plant that often grows upon larger trees in tropical and subtropical climates, native to much of Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Central America, South America, the southern United States, and the West Indies and is also naturalized in Queensland (Australia). It is known as "grandpas beard" in French Polynesia. In the United States from where it is most known, it is commonly found on the southern live oak (Quercus

Occurance in Palm Beach County 3

They most common airplant. Seen in natural areas as well as commercial and residential areas.

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  1. (c) Alison Young, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/4991155
  2. Adapted by Jessica Flynn from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillandsia_usneoides
  3. (c) Jessica Flynn, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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