This foliose lichen was seen growing in a chaparral area on native rock.
Seen growing on native rock on a steep slope within an open canopy oak woodland.
Lace Lichen is vibrantly alive between rain showers. It does not harm the host tree, in fact it captures nutrients from the atmosphere that are then delivered to the tree's roots by rainfall. Ramalina menziesii occurs in places with clean air, where nitrogen oxides and ozone in smog are absent. Like many other lichens, it has an odd chemical pathway that absorbs sulphur, removing it from Earth's atmosphere.
This fruticose lichen was seen growing on dead wood lying on the ground in the lower riparian zone of Stockhoff Creek.
This lichen was found while marking boundary between the Boulder Field and Rough Ridge parking areas.
pale yellow/green forking branches with white undersides. growing on a branch.