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Oregon lungwort

Lobaria oregana

Description:

Also known as lettuce lichen which it resembles. The top surface is a beautiful olive green and underneath its white to brown. The lobe margins are frilly. The frills at the end of the lobes are small.

Habitat:

Found on the ground in the Hoh rain forest near the Hoh River. It prefers to grows in coniferous trees, especially fir trees that are in cool, humid climates.

Notes:

Oregon Lungwort was used as a remedy to coughing up blood by the Hesquiat people of British Columbia.

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Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.81, Long: -124.25

Spotted on Dec 25, 2018
Submitted on Dec 29, 2018

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