Sandy Island (S.C.) Stop 3 - Moss, Oaks, And American Holly - Episode 4


Sandy Island features around thirteen plant communities.  At their next stop, Rudy and Jim discuss the plant life which resides here. They talk about reindeer moss, a species of lichen, and what differentiates it from a “true moss.” Oak trees, such as the Darlington oak and live oak dominate the area. Spanish moss is found to be covering these trees, but Spanish moss is not a true moss; it is an epiphyte, since it grows on other plants.  American holly is a widespread species of plant throughout the Eastern U.S.

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