Spanish Moss Overview
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. Also known as Old Man's Beard, Hanging Moss or Florida Moss, amongst other common names. It is a tiny epiphytic plant, 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. Tillandsia usneoides produces small, 3-petalled yellow-green flowers and narrow, linear foliage coloured silver-white.