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Wolf Moss

Letharia vulpina

Description:

Neon green stuff growing on pine- I don't know if this should be in the plant category. As you can see in the pictures it was much thicker on the dead tree.

Habitat:

We were certainly above 5,000'. I think it was around 8,000'.

Notes:

Wolf moss is actually a lichen- and was named because it was used to poison wolves.

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5 Comments

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Looks like a match!

No- thank you Suzanne you may have gotten me on the right track- what about Wolf Moss?

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Hmm, Nehemiah, you could be right. Still a candidate, but I may have been moving too fast ... cuz I missed that. Sorry-sorry.

I am not sure if it is Reindeer Lichen- the lichen on the etsy link said it was dyed.

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Here's a photo that looks more like yours ...
http://www.etsy.com/listing/104962455/br...

Wyoming, USA

Lat: 44.23, Long: -106.97

Spotted on Jul 8, 2013
Submitted on Jul 10, 2013

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