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Crustose Lichen



High altitude desert grassland


I admit it. I am obsessed with lichen. They look so cool, have great colors, and grow in all sorts of things. And I know almost nothing about them! Hopefully, I'll learn something about identification.

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JoshuaGSmith 9 years ago

Thanks, I will look into those.

doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

I love the liken and liverwort too. This is a great way to learn. I live way up north so I am not sure what grows in your neck of the woods, but it looks like a Sulphur Firedot (Caloplaca flavovivirescens) or Common Goldspeck (Candelariella vitellina) . This rock has at least three kinds.

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Page, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jan 24, 2015
Submitted on Jan 25, 2015

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