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    • Common Greenshield Lichen
    • Common green shield lichen
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    • Flavoparmelia caperata

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Recent observations

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lichenlady

Date

February 26, 2015

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What

Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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ranger-rouster

Date

December 27, 2014 08:57 AM EST

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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srall

Date

February 19, 2015

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metsa

Date

January 24, 2015 02:06 PM PST

Description

On metal rail, tight against surface, dark lower surface

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Common greenshield lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

Date

January 19, 2015

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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robberfly

Date

January 14, 2015 10:58 AM PST

Description

Cool lichen walkabout today with Tom Carlberg and others...

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Common greenshield lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

Date

July 29, 2014

Place

Alton, NH (Google, OSM)

Description

The color is off because it's in the evening light.

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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pete_woods

Date

January 14, 2012 12:26 PM EST

Description

~ 3 inches across

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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sarka

Date

January 4, 2015

Description

Found on rotting cedar bench

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erikamitchell

Date

January 10, 2010 02:54 PM EST

Place

adamant vt (Google, OSM)

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erikamitchell

Date

September 7, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

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erikamitchell

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November 27, 2014 02:27 PM EST
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Description from Wikipedia

Flavoparmelia caperata or common greenshield lichen (from Lichens of North America) is a medium to large foliose lichen that has a very distinctive pale yellow green upper cortex when dry. The rounded lobes, measuring 3–8 mm (0.1–0.3 in) wide, usually have patches of granular soredia arising from pustules. The lobes of the thallus may be smooth, but quite often have a wrinkled appearance especially in older specimens. The lower surface is black except for a brown margin; rhizomes...

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