Fuzzywuzzy airplant (Tillandsia pruinosa)

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Illustration of Tillandsia pruinosa by Karen Coleman

Species: Tillandsia pruinosa
Common Name: Fuzzywuzzy airplant
Status: Endangered, Preservation of Native
Flora of Florida Act
Range: Florida, United States

Map of United States illustrating the range of Tillandsia pruinosa

Artist: Karen Coleman
Artist Home Country: United States
Medium: Colored pencil

One of the many rare plants nourished by forested swamps of the western Everglades, fuzzywuzzy airplant is a member of the pineapple family, and grows on tree branches. Its habitat coincides with that of the endangered Florida Panther.

A specimen of Cyperus-like sedge (Carex pseudocyperus) from the museum's herbarium collection:

National Herbarium preserved specimen of Tillandsia pruinosa