Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4244

Forb
Perennial

Native to se. Georgia, southward & westward (introduced in SC)
Documented growing wild in GA - SC

Rare

Look for it on tree branches in maritime forests (outside of our area, this species also occurs on rock cliffs and is frequent on powerlines), per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Leaves 2-ranked, gray

FLOWER:
Summer
Violet
Bisexual
Superior ovary
Inflorescence scapose, of (1)2(3) flowers

FRUIT:
Summer
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Tillandsia recurvata   FAMILY Bromeliaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Diaphoranthema recurvata

 

COMMON NAME:
Ball-moss, Bunch-moss


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image of Tillandsia recurvata

Bruce A. Sorrie    bas_t_recurvata1_yagul

January    Oaxaca state    Mexico

Plants in dense, more or less spherical clusters, per Weakley's Flora.