Scientific name: Anthophyta: Monocotyledonae: Bromeliales: Bromeliaceae: Tillandisa usneoides
Common Name: Spanish Moss
County: New Hanover
Date: 30 March 2001
Photographer: E. M. Barrows
Identifier: E. M. Barrows
Collector: not applicable
Location: Carolina Beach State Park
Keywords: blue flowers Black Moss Garden-1 Spanish Moss yellow flowers
Additional Information: Another common name for this species is Black Moss.
It is not a true moss, but a member of the Pineapple Family (Bromeliaceae).
This species is native to eastern Virginia through Florida, Texas, and Central and South America (Fernald 1950, Brickell and Zuk 1996).
This bromeliad has small yellow-green, or blue, flowers in April through November.
Brickell, C. and J. C. Zuk, eds. 1996. The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. DK Publishing, New York, NY. 1092 pp.
Fernald, M. L. 1950. Gray's Manual of Botany. Eight Edition. American Book Company, New York, NY. 1632 pp. Page 392.
Updated 2001 05 04.