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spring lake park santa rosa (Google, OSM)
38.4533514306, -122.6549013774
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Hangs of branches far from the ground. Color grayish green. Slowly suckes the life out of its host.

Apr. 24, 2012 21:28:47 -0700
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Scientific Name: Usnea trichodea Ach

Posted by miranda_marcos_2 over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lace Lichen - Photo (c) wanderflechten, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
loarie's ID: Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)

Hm - I always called this stuff Ramalina menziesii - my understanding was that Usnea trichodea wasn't common/present in Sonoma County, but I could be wrong

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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These lichens aren't parasites the way some epiphytes are, so they don't suck anything out of the tree, but if they block too much light they might hurt the tree by competing for space to photosynthesize

Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lace Lichen - Photo (c) wanderflechten, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mcdaniel_laura_2's ID: Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)
Posted by mcdaniel_laura_2 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lace Lichen - Photo (c) wanderflechten, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
mcdaniel_laura_2's ID: Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)
Lace Lichen - Photo (c) wanderflechten, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Lace Lichen (Ramalina menziesii)
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