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Map lichen

Rhizocarpon geographicum

Description:

I was surprised to find this Map lichen at sea level. Bright yellow patches with black spores.

Habitat:

Spotted on a rock at Deception State Park. Usually Map lichen is found in mountainous areas, but I found this specimen at sea level.


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Washington, USA

Lat: 48.39, Long: -122.66

Spotted on Dec 8, 2018
Submitted on Dec 15, 2018

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