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Your search found 2 taxa in the family Bromeliaceae, Pineapple family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.
Common Name: Spanish-moss, Long-moss
Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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)
Common in Coastal Plain (very rare in lower Piedmont)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common Name: Ball-moss, Bunch-moss
Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) 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
Rare (historically in NC, but not recently seen)
Native to Georgia Coastal Plain (possibly introduced SC)
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