Xanthoria parietina

Xanthoria parietina

Observation - Xanthoria parietina - UK and Ireland. Description: This is not on rock as you might think. the rock looks like it is from the margin of a coal seam. It is a coal/iron rich limestone sandwich. it is growing on the coal side of this as can be seen best in the first photo. The last photo shows a bit of the r

This is not on rock as you might think. the rock looks like it is from the margin of a coal seam. It is a coal/iron rich limestone sandwich. it is growing on the coal side of this as can be seen best in the first photo. The last photo shows a bit of the rock that was formed away from the coal. It was found on a footpath that runs through a slag heap that has been weathered for some years.
A slag garden being the closest we can get for habitat.