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Photo © kates17, all rights reserved
pack forest, eatonville, wa (Google, OSM)
46.7249339, -121.8676248
Accuracy: 934m
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Description

We saw this lichen hiking on a trail at Pack Forest near Eatonville, WA. There are several species pictured here. Parmelia sulcata is commonly known as shield lichen. It is light gray and leafy. Evernia is prunastri is a very light green and has flat branches. Usnea hangs down, suspended from the branches. It is light green and has finer branches that resemble hair.

Apr. 04, 2012 22:10:33 -0700
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Beard Lichens - Photo (c) Arthur Chapman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kates17's ID: Beard Lichens (Genus Usnea)
Posted by kates17 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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That's mostly Usnea and under it is a bit of Parmelia sulcata and there is some Evernia there too.

Posted by mossy over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Beard Lichens - Photo (c) Arthur Chapman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
brewbooks's ID: Beard Lichens (Genus Usnea)
Posted by brewbooks over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Beard Lichens - Photo (c) Arthur Chapman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kates17's ID: Beard Lichens (Genus Usnea)
Beard Lichens - Photo (c) Arthur Chapman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
Community ID: Beard Lichens (Genus Usnea)
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