Friday, January 31, 2014

How Spanish Moss Became a Louisiana Industry


Fun Fact: Spanish moss, while beautiful to look at, is actually part of the bromeliads family and not truly a moss. 


Common to the Bald Cypress swamps of Louisiana it was harvested historically for its many uses: mattress stuffing, home insulation, and commercially to pad car seats. 


#swampcypress #naturalindustry