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Noun: old man's beard
  1. 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
    - Spanish moss, black moss, long moss, Tillandsia usneoides
  2. Vigorous deciduous climber of Europe to Afghanistan and Lebanon having panicles of fragrant green-white flowers in summer and autumn
    - traveler's joy [US], traveller's joy [Brit, Cdn], Clematis vitalba
  3. Common climber of eastern North America that sprawls over other plants and bears numerous panicles of small creamy white flowers
    - virgin's bower, devil's darning needle, Clematis virginiana

Type of: aerophyte, air plant, clematis, epiphyte, epiphytic plant

Part of: genus Tillandsia, Tillandsia

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