Question of the Week – Spanish Moss
Posted by romeethredge on May 2, 2014
Last week I had a photo of a Liveoak tree with Spanish moss hanging from the limbs, a beautiful sight.
I had a good answer from Jimmy Laska ,”Spanish Moss, and no ill effects to the tree that supports it. An interesting unknown fact about our southern moss friend is it’s directly related to the Pineapple! The two most widely known plants from the Bromeliad family are the pineapple (Ananas comosus) and the graceful “southern Bromeliad” known as Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides).” We have a very good UGA publication that talks about this moss. http://www.caes.uga.edu/publications/pubDetail.cfm?pk_id=7389
This week I have a photo of an aquatic weed that we have in Lake Seminole that I want you to identify and tell me about it.