Cap: surface dry,dark brown to olive brown mottled, pinkish near the margin.
Gills: Large pores olive-brown, bruising blue
Stipe: dry, longitudinally ridged, yellowish, with reddish tints mostly predominating the base.
oval shaped leaves, sorry I forgot to take a picture of the plant
small flowers, 5 unusual looking stamens, 5 petals
found along trail side adjacent to river
Cladonia species (Reindeer lichen)
Perhaps this is Cladonia portentosa??
Washington Park, Anacortes, Skagit County, Washington
Having studied several field guides and lichen books, we concluded this is Lobaria linita, or Cabbage lung lichen. Quite a few pieces had fallen from tall trees along the Heart of the Hills trail.
I found this growing on an old douglass fir stump facing south. Hemlock, vine maple, sword ferns and vanilla leaf all abundant in the immediate area.
Substrate:Douglas fir branches, limbs
Color: Yellowish green
Habitat:Old growth forest growing all over hemlock and douglas fir. Under story made up of red huckleberry, evergreen huckleberry, sword fern, vine maple, salal, oregon grape and some vanilla leaf and false solomen seal