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Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)  Angiospermae,Bromeliaceae,Commelinids,Conservatory,Flowering Plant,Geotagged,Lamberton Conservatory,Monocotyledon,Nature,Plant,Poales,Spanish moss,Tillandsia,Tillandsia usneoides,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Great stuff Joe. I could have sworn this was Usnea at first glance.
    I think I'd love to run my hands through that. Learned something new today... thanks.
    Posted 4 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 Joe Spandrusyszyn
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By Joe Spandrusyszyn

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Uploaded Mar 26, 2016. Captured Mar 20, 2016 12:36 in 1166-1204 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620, USA.
  • ILCE-6300
  • f/4.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO100
  • 29mm