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Yellow Lichen on hedgerow,Walls Hill

Observed: 9th October 2011 By: lfa28
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
lfa28’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Yellow lichen in hedgerow at Walls Hill
Description:

bright yellow lichen covering twigs at base of hedgerow, considerable covreage of twigs

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which maritime sunburst (Xanthoria parietina) interacts

Comments

AlanS's picture

You are probably right, but ...

as this photograph is completely out of focus as far as the yellow stuff is concerned, it is imposible to verify. I don't see that this adds to iSpot much, but that's just my own view.

It is not for me to dictate what folks post or don't post, but personally I would have deleted the photo straight away and let its soul drift off to pixel Heaven.

On the other hand, while I don't think the "Maritime" bit is applicable any more, now it has become very common inland, I am glad to see this being called "Sunburst Lichen". Although of American origin, it is a better common name than some recently made-up and problematic ones such as "Leafy Xanthoria", or (ye gods help us), "Common Orange Lichen".

Alan