Old man's beard, Black moss, Florida moss, Hanging moss, Long beard, Long moss, New Orleans moss, Southern moss, Tree beard, Vegetable hair, Grey moss, Air plant
Tillandsia usneoides is also commonly known as Spanish moss, however it has no relation to the moss family, in fact, this species lies in the Bromeliaceae family. It is a tiny epiphyte, gaining moisture from the surrounding air. This flowering "air" plant grows in the upper reaches of tall trees or other structures and uses the scales on the leaves and its curving structure to anchor itself. Produces small, 3-petalled yellow-green flowers and narrow, linear foliage coloured silver-white.