[BSW] Spanish moss in Maryland?

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Mon Feb 25 20:48:20 GMT 2013

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From: Boggan, John
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 3:10 PM
To: NMNH-Botany-Notice
Subject: Spanish moss in Maryland?

Is anybody familiar with the Pocomoke Swamp, the Pocomoke River or
Nassawango Creek in southern Maryland?  I’ve found several second-hand
reports of Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides, Bromeliaceae) occurring in
bald cypress swamps in that area but no documentation.  I’ve also had two
people (not botanists) tell me they’ve personally seen it along the Pocomoke
River but I’m still a bit skeptical.  As far as I know, the northernmost
(documented) populations of this species are on southern Cape Charles

John B.


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