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

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kdahl88

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March 26, 2015 09:24 AM EDT

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marlo

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January 24, 2010

Description

Common Greenshield Lichen

Pictured with a red Toadskin Liken. Green shield lichen is an unusually pollution-tolerant species. Because of this it is one of the most common lichens in urban areas, growing on the bark of trees.

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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jenngribben

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March 9, 2015

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Common green shield lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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bercarr

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June 14, 2012

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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March 3, 2015 01:53 PM EST

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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celticcail

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March 16, 2015 01:27 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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iveirizarry

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March 15, 2015 03:25 PM EDT

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Common Greenshield Lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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dpom

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March 15, 2015 10:19 AM PDT

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Common green shield lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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dominic

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March 14, 2015

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Found on a tree.

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heatherrainbow

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March 14, 2015 05:12 PM EDT

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ajwacaser

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March 14, 2015 08:42 AM PDT

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Common green shield lichen Flavoparmelia caperata

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mcpd_biologist

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March 13, 2015
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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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