Montana Outdoors

February 26, 2012

Well, we don’t have any flowers yet, but we have lichen!

While enjoying and photographing some cliff icicles, my day was brightened up by  many accents of color on the rocks courtesy of the lichens.

Superficial map lichen (light color), Lemon lichen

These two seem to get along well together; Lemon Lichen (Candelaria councilor), a foliose lichen surrounded by Superficial map lichen (Rhizocarpon superficial), a crust lichen.

Powdered Orange Lichen

Powdered Orange Lichen, (Xanthoria fallax), a leaf lichen

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