mixed beech forest on red beech; 4th picture is underside
Wet, bright blue-green Lungwort living on a log. Very prominent veins, white in coloration.
its a type of lichen, very textured, found on the ground, can grow on trees. found in an old growth forest
Weather: Misty, rainy, 60F, full overcast sky.
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.