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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 2 taxa in the family Bromeliaceae, Pineapple family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Spanish Moss

Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Tillandsia usneoides   FAMILY: Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tillandsia usneoides   FAMILY: Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Tillandsia usneoides 037-01-001   FAMILY: Bromeliaceae


Habitat: Branches of trees, especially in swamps, but elsewhere where air humidity is high enough, often even in dry forests (for instance, Tillandsia is abundant on Quercus laevis in an extensive very dry longleaf pine sandhills near Wilmington, NC, which receives frequent fog from the Cape Fear, Brunswick, and Northeast Cape Fear rivers)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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camera icon Common Name: Ball-moss, Bunch-moss

Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY: Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY: Bromeliaceae


Habitat: On tree branches in maritime forests (northwards) or southwards epiphytic in a wide range of situations and also on utility wires and rock faces


Native to se. Georgia, southward & westward (introduced in SC)


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