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Lace lichen can have different shapes and forms. These were 2 cm wide and 8 cm long strips with branching on the margins. Light pale in color.
Spotted on the ground from being blown out of the trees from the wind. The strip of conifers where the lichen originated where close by. This lichen is found mostly along the west coast of North America and within a couple hundred meters of the coast line.
Lace lichen is an important food source for coastal deer, and a source of nest building material for birds.
Lat: 48.39, Long: -122.66
Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Dec 17, 2018
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