"Spanish Moss" Tillandsia usneoides. Tulsa, Oklahoma Botanical Gardens. Tillies, in this area must be cared for in a special way -- they do not grow naturally in the wind here. I have some on my front porch, but must be brought in from the cold, come October. In the deep south, they grace the trees with special beauty. A most interesting plant.

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Fizgig plus August 08, 2017, 02:47 AM
Luv the stuff =) Nice capture!
wings io August 09, 2017, 09:44 AM
Oh, great, your article gives me useful information and a fresh perspective on the subject.
remmeltmojet August 09, 2017, 08:12 PM
Nice capture of these 'Spanish beards".
io games August 10, 2017, 10:38 AM
Your article is awesome! How long does it take to complete this article? I have read through other blogs, but they are cumbersome and confusing. I hope you continue to have such quality articles to share with everyone! I believe there will be many people who share my views when they read this article from you!
Marvin Matthews August 10, 2017, 01:35 PM
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Yes, I do, intentionally try to write with clearly. Like you, I often read reports and wonder why they are so poorly written. Sloppy journalism, for example has no excuse. I have written one book, and finishing another - they are not perfect, but I worked hard to justify my readers expectations. That's the way I write here as I explain my photographs, and try to give thanks to my viewers -- such as you. I do appreciate your visits.
lucky schmid August 11, 2017, 09:44 AM
ohh ..interesting
BJW August 11, 2017, 10:50 AM
Marvin, I feel right at home with tbis photo! We're covered with it here but it doesn't grow much to the north. Sometimes areas are referred to as being "north or south of the moss line" :) . People harvest it and sell to buyers for floral arrangements, etc. Will make photos when rain clears.
Marvin Matthews August 11, 2017, 06:30 PM
Thanks, Lucky, and BJW , will be watching for those Mossie Pixes.
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