Lobaria hallii or scrobiculata?
with brownish-orange apothecia
Bull Creek South trail off of Grasshopper MUT
winter 1.5 years ago...
Previously known from the mainland in Southeast Alaska. Observed on alder in avalanche track runout near Blue Lake creek.
On the bark of a dead oak tree opposite the sag pond near the parking area. Canyon trail
Lobaria is a genus of lichens commonly known as "lungwort" or "lung moss" as their physical shape somewhat resembles a lung. Lobaria species are unusual in that they have a three-part symbiosis, containing a fungus, an alga and a cyanobacterium, the presence of the cyanobacterium allowing nitrogen fixation.