Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1516

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (very rare in lower Piedmont)

Look for it in branches of trees, esp in swamps, but elsewhere where air humidity is high enough, often even in dry forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves 2-ranked, gray to silver-gray

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Yellowish-green
Flowers are sessile.
Bisexual
Superior ovary
Inflorescence a single flower

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

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 (1968) 037-01-001:
Tillandsia usneoides   FAMILY Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Dendropogon usneoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Spanish Moss