Lichen s (i)

Lichen s (i)

Observation - Lichen s (i) - UK and Ireland. Description: Branched green-grey lichen amongst moss on ground at back of sand dunes. Formed an area several metres across but not rising much above the moss height. Branches have round cross section. Lots of brown-black ‘sprouts’ or ‘thorns’ along branches as well

Branched green-grey lichen amongst moss on ground at back of sand dunes. Formed an area several metres across but not rising much above the moss height. Branches have round cross section. Lots of brown-black ‘sprouts’ or ‘thorns’ along branches as well as at tips. Forked growth. Green-grey branches also have lots of white mottling patches on the surface. Rabbit dropping in images gives scale. Possibly Cladonia furcata.