Is Spanish Moss Coming from Spain? – Gardening and Hobby 11

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Fig 01- Spanish moss is hanging off the trees


We just aware that there are plenty Spanish moss hanging of the trees on the near by of our jogging paths.


Then, is Spanish Moss coming from Spain? No, the moss is not coming from Spain. It is said, its common in the areas (regions) such as:

- Central America

- South America

- Caribbean

- Mexico

- the USA


In the USA, the moss grows well in the south states, because of moister condition.


The moss is abundant in the states such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The moss also may be found from south areas until north states such as Virginia.


Fig 02- We may see Spanish moss attaches to the trunk of trees


How this an epiphyte plant gets foods and water? By using its leaves:

- absorb nutrients from air

- get water from rainfall 


Fig 03- Spanish moss grows on the ground


There are some negative effect of Spanish moss to the host trees:

- thick moss will block sunlight to reach host tree leaves.

- moss may reduce growth rate of trees. 


Fig 04- Moss covers the trunks


However, the Spanish moss will not kill the host trees, because they are not parasites, and just need the trees to support their life span.


Not all trees are attached by Spanish moss, two most favorite hosts are:

- live oaks

- bald cypress


These two trees are common in the southern states of America.


Do you recognize the Spanish moss in the nature? Do they attach your own backyard trees?

30 comments:

  1. This is very interesting, Tanza. The photos are beautiful, I love all things "Nature".

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  2. I'm from Spain and I've never heard this. Thanks for the discovery

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      Is Spanish Moss Coming from Spain? – Gardening and Hobby 11
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      Fig 01- Spanish moss is hanging off the trees

      We just aware that there are plenty Spanish moss hanging of the trees on the near by of our jogging paths.

      Then, is Spanish Moss coming from Spain? No, the moss is not coming from Spain. It is said, its common in the areas (regions) such as:

      - Central America
      - South America
      - Caribbean
      - Mexico
      - the USA

      In the USA, the moss grows well in the south states, because of moister condition.

      The moss is abundant in the states such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The moss also may be found from south areas until north states such as Virginia.

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  3. Thank you =)
    I love brown shoes too, they're perfect for cold seasons =)

    That sounds pretty interesting, I've never heard about that.
    Have a great new week

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  4. I have never heard about the Spanish moss (i had to check it what is the name of it in polish language) I am sure I didn't see Spanish moss in my life but it looks very interesting

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  5. Way Cool Brother T - Excellent Write Up

    Cheers

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  6. I live in Spain but I haven't known this tree. Thanks for the information.

    Kisses

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      Is Spanish Moss Coming from Spain? – Gardening and Hobby 11
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      Fig 02- We may see Spanish moss attaches to the trunk of trees

      How this an epiphyte plant gets foods and water? By using its leaves:
      - absorb nutrients from air
      - get water from rainfall

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  7. When I lived on Skidaway Island (SW of Savannah), I got sick of Spanish Moss. It is pretty, but when it falls from the trees into the Azaleas and Camellias, it creates a mess. While it grows in the South, up to Virginia, it grows mostly (if not only) in the coastal plains. You don't see it when you get into the Piedmont or mountain areas.

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  8. I'm from Spain and never I have seen this!!!

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  9. I have never seen this. This is very interesting ;)

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  10. Great shots 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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      Fig 03- Spanish moss grows on the ground

      There are some negative effect of Spanish moss to the host trees:
      - thick moss will block sunlight to reach host tree leaves.
      - moss may reduce growth rate of trees.

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  11. Beautiful photos, great post.
    I wish you a wonderful week.

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  12. Sieht toll aus, ich kenne diese Moosart noch nicht. LG Romy

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  13. I've never seen this Spanish moss before ...
    looks a bit like cobwebs ...
    best regards

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      Fig 04- Moss covers the trunks

      However, the Spanish moss will not kill the host trees, because they are not parasites, and just need the trees to support their life span.

      Not all trees are attached by Spanish moss, two most favorite hosts are:
      - live oaks
      - bald cypress

      These two trees are common in the southern states of America.

      Do you recognize the Spanish moss in the nature? Do they attach your own backyard trees?

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  14. Thanks for sharing such great pictures and information. We have seen this moss while traveling in the south. I guess it is too cold here in the north. Have a great week!

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  15. I think it's fun to see in person when we visit the southern states in the US, but we don't have it here in the midwest.

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      Is Spanish Moss Coming from Spain? – Gardening and Hobby 11
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      Fig 01- Spanish moss is hanging off the trees

      We just aware that there are plenty Spanish moss hanging of the trees on the near by of our jogging paths.

      Then, is Spanish Moss coming from Spain? No, the moss is not coming from Spain. It is said, its common in the areas (regions) such as:

      - Central America
      - South America
      - Caribbean
      - Mexico
      - the USA

      In the USA, the moss grows well in the south states, because of moister condition.

      The moss is abundant in the states such as Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The moss also may be found from south areas until north states such as Virginia.

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  16. For the first time in my life I saw Spanish Moss. It look very interesting and I'm glad to read that it will not kill tree.

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  17. I have only seen that in the south, very strange looking

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  18. I love Spanish moss- it gives the tree such a romantic, dreamy look!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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      Is Spanish Moss Coming from Spain? – Gardening and Hobby 11
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      Fig 02- We may see Spanish moss attaches to the trunk of trees

      How this an epiphyte plant gets foods and water? By using its leaves:
      - absorb nutrients from air
      - get water from rainfall

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  19. I never saw that, moss?? I don't know what it is!!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  20. Interesting post about Spanish moss.

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      Is Spanish Moss Coming from Spain? – Gardening and Hobby 11
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      Fig 03- Spanish moss grows on the ground

      There are some negative effect of Spanish moss to the host trees:
      - thick moss will block sunlight to reach host tree leaves.
      - moss may reduce growth rate of trees.

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