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Spanish moss

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  1. what an amazing plant, great shot Posted 5 years ago
    1. thank you
      Posted 5 years ago

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Spanish moss is a flowering plant that grows upon larger trees, commonly the Southern Live Oak or Bald Cypress in the southeastern United States.

The plant's specific name ''usneoides'' means "resembling ''Usnea''", and it indeed closely resembles its namesake ''Usnea'', also known as beard lichen, but in fact Spanish moss is not biologically related to either mosses or lichens. Instead, it is an angiosperm in the family Bromeliaceae that grows hanging from tree branches in full sun or.. more

Similar species: Grasses, Bromeliads, Sedges
Species identified by Scott Staley
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By Scott Staley

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Uploaded Oct 5, 2013. Captured Jul 6, 2009 15:13.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/8.0
  • 1/50s
  • ISO400
  • 66mm