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Beard lichen

Usnea sp.

Description:

Beard lichen is common in western Washington, especially in wetlands and riparian forest. If given enough time it can completely cover up limbs, shrubs and small trees. A pale green to gray fruticose lichen.

Habitat:

Spotted covering the understory shrubs and trees in a riparian forest at the Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge. The beard lichen was so thick that it was creating its own habitat.


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Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Lat: 46.97, Long: -123.95

Spotted on Dec 24, 2018
Submitted on Jan 3, 2019

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