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Ball Moss

Tillandsia recurvata


Small grey/green ball of string-like pieces, each about 6" long. Moss was attached to the end of a branch.


Found in a live oak near a park in Rockland,TX. The area was urban and near a small pond.


Ball moss is not a true moss but a flowering plant that grows on a larger host plant. It thrives in shade and humidity. When I moved the limb it was on, in order to get better lighting, it fell to the ground.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Feb 21, 2013
Submitted on Mar 9, 2013

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