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Pink Earth Lichen

Dibaeis baeomyces


Pink Earth Lichen is found on sterile soil, as in road cuts and ditches. The gray thallus produces flesh-colored fruiting knobs on 0.2 inch stalks. Cottony fibers fill the knobs.


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doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

It is indeed Pink Earth Lichen. Just verified.

doreen.chambers.14 9 years ago

I have not seen these Pink Earth Lichen before either. I am used to seeing British Soldiers with the scarlet tips. I am going to check the spot in the Spring to see if these are those but maybe they turn pink in the Fall. But they could be how I ID'd them. I shall see. Washington has many of the same moss, lichen and liverworts. I do so love Washington as much as Vermont - we have many similarities (but no desert like areas like you do). Thanks.

MilesBerkey 9 years ago

wow! very cool lichen. I've never seen it out here in the PNW.

Vermont, USA

Spotted on Oct 13, 2013
Submitted on Oct 13, 2013

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