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Black moss   /blæk mɔs/   Listen
Black moss

Dense festoons of greenish-grey hairlike flexuous strands anchored to tree trunks and branches by sparse wiry roots; southeastern United States and West Indies to South America.  Synonyms: long moss, old man's beard, Spanish moss, Tillandsia usneoides.

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"Black moss" Quotes from Famous Books

... spent much of the day in making drawings of them from different points; so that, on mounting his horse to resume his journey, the brief and gloomy twilight of the season had already commenced. His way lay through a wide tract of black moss, extending for miles on each side and before him. Little eminences arose like islands on its surface, bearing here and there patches of corn, which even at this season was green, and sometimes a but, or farm-house, shaded by ...
— Guy Mannering • Sir Walter Scott

Words linked to "Black moss" :   air plant, epiphytic plant, genus Tillandsia, aerophyte, epiphyte, Tillandsia, old man's beard

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