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Sunday, February 26, 2012
Spanish moss, garden, Roscoe
Of course Spanish moss isn't Spanish nor is it moss. It's an air plant or bromeliad. It seems to grow very quickly and is in most of the trees in our yard. It doesn't do any harm and gives most of the southeastern US that otherworldly look. It was once used to stuff mattresses. There was a huge fire at one of the mattress factories in 1901, here in Jacksonville, that is famous locally. It ended up destroying more than 2300 buildings and 146 blocks of Jacksonville, making 10,000 people homeless.