Ever wonder?

A reader asked recently about that beautiful, quintessentially-Southern Spanish moss hanging from our trees. Is it parasitic? Infested with bugs, damaging to trees and shrubs? The answer is no. The unfairly-maligned plant, which is neither Spanish nor moss, is classified as a bromeliad and thus more closely related to the pineapple. For more interesting facts, see the article that appeared recently in USA Today by clicking here.

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