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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Spanish Moss

 
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Spanish Moss at Goat Rock Lake
Lee County, AL
Spanish Moss is a flowering plant that grows upon larger trees, commonly the Southern Live Oak or Bald Cyprus in the southeastern US. 
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6 comments:

Randy said...

It reminds me of an Anne Rice novel. Nice photo.

LD said...

Neat! (Am I the only one who still says that?) Spanish moss dripping like that reminds me of the south. Funny Randy said "an Ann Rice novel" I was going to say "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

cieldequimper said...

I have to say that I love yesterday's photo. Today's is kind of dreamy dreamland, very nice.

Jacob said...

It also grows on the water oaks down here...awful stuff. It's a fungus! The Indians used it for a variety of things. Early "white" settlers used it to stuff mattresses, but that was a big mistake as it contains lots of little biting bugs!

I think it kills trees, but I've a tree man say no. But I think he's wrong...I've seen some very nice trees enveloped in the stuff which then died!

Jacob said...

Me again. Your "addicting" comment was right on! I've spent way too much time playing with the damn thing since I got it. And I still haven't learned most of what I need to know!

Mumsy said...

I love this picture! It's just gorgeous and like a painting..