Plant that grows on trees?

Discussion in 'Plant and Tree Identification' started by Nan(TX), Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Nan(TX)

    Nan(TX) Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, we have this plant that I have no idea what is. At first I thought it was some kind of moss. Now after looking at it more closely it looks as if it might be some kind of vine. You can find it anywhere on the trees.
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  2. Jaclynne

    Jaclynne Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nan -
    Are you familiar with Resurrection Fern? The leaf looks like this, but usually it is a bit more bunchy not viney. Check these pics

    http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54177/


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  3. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    That looks like the licorice fern that grows all over the place on the Wa coast.

    here's a picture:

    http://www.wta.org/~wta/flora/licorice.jpg

    It doesn't do any harm to the tree itself. It just hangs out and lives on the moisture and nutrients dropping onto it from the air.