Tillandsia simulata, common name Florida airplantor Manatee River airplant, is a plant species endemic to Florida. It an epiphyte growing on the branches of various trees and shrubs in the region, mostly in swamps and other moist locations.
Tillandsia simulata can be distinguished by its narrowly elliptic leaf sheath, up to 2 cm wide. It produces inflorescences up to 15 cm (6 inches) long, with rose-colored bracts and conspicuous violet flowers.
The Bromeliaceae is a family of monocot flowering plants of 75 genera and around 3590 known species native mainly to the tropical Americas, with a few species found in the American subtropics and one in tropical west Africa, Pitcairnia feliciana.
Spanish moss is an epiphytic flowering plant that often grows upon larger trees in tropical and subtropical climates, native to much of Mexico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Central America, South America, the Southern United States, West Indies and is also naturalized in Queensland (Australia). It is known as "grandpas beard" in French Polynesia. In the United States from where it is most known, it is commonly found on the southern live oak and bald-cypress in the lowlands, swamps, and marshes of the mid-atlantic and southeastern United States from central Delaware to southeastern Virginia to Florida and west to Texas and southern Arkansas.
Tillandsia is a genus of around 650 species of evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the family Bromeliaceae, native to the forests, mountains and deserts of northern Mexico and south-eastern United States, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean to mid Argentina. Their leaves, more or less silvery in color, are covered with specialized cells (trichomes) capable of rapidly absorbing water that gathers on them.
Guzmania is a genus of over 120 species of flowering plants in the botanical family Bromeliaceae, subfamily Tillandsioideae. They are mainly stemless, evergreen, epiphytic perennials native to Florida, the West Indies, southern Mexico, Central America, and northern and western South America. They are found at altitudes of up to 3,500 m (11,483 ft) in the Andean rainforests.
Tillandsia bartramii, commonly known as Bartram's airplant, is a species of flowering plant in the bromeliad family. It is native to Florida, South Carolina and southern Georgia in the United States as well as Guatemala and Mexico. The name honours William Bartram, an early Florida naturalist.
Echinacea simulata, commonly called Pale Purple Coneflower,, also called Wavy Leaf Purple Coneflower, is a species of plant in the sunflower family. It is native to the east-central states of the United States, including Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also reports it as native to North Carolina and Virginia. Wavy Leaf Purple Coneflower has a relatively small distribition, and its locations are still being determined. Its natural habitat is dry, calcareous, open areas such as barrens and woodlands.
Tillandsia balbisiana, common name northern needleleaf, is a species of bromeliad in the genus Tillandsia. This species in native to Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, the West Indies, and Florida.
Tillandsia bulbosa, the bulbous airplant, is a species in the genus Tillandsia. It is widespread across Central America, the West Indies, southern Mexico, and northern and eastern South America.
Guzmania monostachia is an epiphytic species in the genus Guzmania. Also known as a West Indian tufted airplant, this species is native to South America, Central America, the West Indies and Florida. The species is also reportedly naturalized in Hawaii.
Tillandsia pruinosa, is a species of flowering plant in the Bromeliaceae family. It is commonly known as the fuzzywuzzy airplant. This species is native to northern South America, Central America, southern Mexico, the West Indies and Florida.
Tillandsia tenuifolia, the narrowleaf airplant, is a species in the genus Tillandsia. This species is widespread across much of South America and the Caribbean islands.
Tillandsia fasciculata, commonly known as the giant airplant or cardinal airplant, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Central America, Mexico, the West Indies, northern South America, and the southeastern United States. Within the United States, this airplant is at risk of extirpation from the Mexican bromeliad weevil, Metamasius callizona.
Tillandsia festucoides, commonly known as the fescue airplant, is a species of bromeliad that is native to the Greater Antilles, Mexico, the Cayman Islands, and Central America.
Tillandsia flexuosa, the twisted airplant, is a species of bromeliad in the genus Tillandsia. This species is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, northern South America and the United States (Florida).
Tillandsia ionantha, the sky plant, is a species in the genus Tillandsia. This species is native to Central America and Mexico. It is also reportedly naturalized in Broward County, Florida.
Tillandsia paucifolia, the potbelly airplant, is a species of bromeliad in the genus Tillandsia. This species is native to Central America, central and southern Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, the West Indies, and Florida.
Tillandsia utriculata, commonly known as the spreading airplant or the giant airplant, is a species of bromeliad that is native to Florida and Georgia in the United States, the Caribbean, southern and eastern Mexico, Central America, and Venezuela.
Tillandsia variabilis, the leatherleaf airplant, is a species of bromeliad in the genus Tillandsia. This species is native to Bolivia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia, the West Indies and southern Florida.
Tillandsia ariza-juliae, the wand airplant, is a species in the genus Tillandsia. It is native to the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Tillandsia baileyi, commonly known as the reflexed airplant or Bailey's ball moss, is a species of bromeliad that is native to southern Texas in the United States and Tamaulipas in Mexico. It is found along the Gulf of Mexico from Kingsville, Texas to Tampico, Tamaulipas. Preferred host plants for this epiphyte include Southern live oak and Texas ebony.