THE OKEFENOKEE SWAMP
METROPOLITAN  NATURALIST
OKEFENOKEE SWAMP, GEORGIA              Page 4
April, 2009
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Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss
Pine Woods Treefrog
Pine Woods Treefrog
Pine Woods Treefrog
Treefrog
Spanish Moss (Tillandsia usneoides)
Spanish Moss with flowers
Pine Woods Treefrog (Hyla femoralis)
Pine Woods Treefrog
Pine Woods Treefrog
A Treefrog, possibly a Squirrel Treefrog
Spanish moss is a familiar sight in the Okefenokee, hanging from tree branches. The spanish moss is actually a bromeliad,
which unlike the mosses has flowers. The flowers are small and not very distinct, but can be seen by looking closely at the plant.
The spanish moss is an epiphyte, meaning it grows on trees, but does not get its nutrients from the tree. These plants spread
both from seeds and from pieces that break off and are carried by wind or animals.
This treefrog jumped onto my car tire and I had to remove it for its safety. I took some pictures before releasing it.
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