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Script lichen

Graphis scripta


A large patch of the lichen. A crustose lichen with a cream colored thallus. The raised fruiting bodies are slender and elongated which resemble scribbles on the bark.


Spotted on an Alder tree along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Cascade foothills. Not far from the Snoqualmie River.

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Brian38 4 years ago

Thank you Mark and Neil. Neil - I don't find script lichen that often here in Washington, but when I do it always varies in appearance.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 4 years ago

I agree with Mark. Incredible shapes and varieties.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Never ceases to amaze with the shapes they create.

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Duvall, Washington, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2019
Submitted on Jan 14, 2019

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