This looks like spanish moss which is an epiphyte species, not parasitic. Spanish moss absorbs its nutrients and water from the air and rainfall, not from the host species. Spanish moss has been used for a variety of purposes over the years including building insulation, mulch, packing material, and mattress stuffing.
11 Nov 2013 12:53am
@Footloose Ferret: Thank you very much for the info. I learn something new now.
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