Lung Lichen

lichen2This week, a member of the herbarium-sponsored nature journaling group brought in a clump of lung lichen. The grey-green symbiotic organism grows profusely on the trunk of a creekside oak near her house. We think it’s Lobaria pulmonaria. A beautiful thing, it’s particularly sensitive to habitat changes. Apparently this landowner is doing something right!

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One comment

  1. M E Cheshier

    Fabulous article!

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