All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Gold Dust Lichen</strong><br><em>Chrysothrix candelaris</em><br>Great Smoky Mountains NP<br>Feb. 21, 2009
Gold Dust Lichen
Chrysothrix candelaris
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Feb. 21, 2009
This brilliant yellow crustose lichen can cover large patches of rock. This is a lichen that can be seen from far away.