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

<strong>Black Shag Lichen </strong>
<em>Ephebe lanata</em>
Big South Fork (Oneida, TN)
March 21, 2009

This was a really weird lichen! I wasn't even sure it was a lichen, but I remembered they can be black due to the cyanobacteria (blue-green alga...
Black Shag Lichen
Ephebe lanata
Big South Fork (Oneida, TN)
March 21, 2009

This was a really weird lichen! I wasn't even sure it was a lichen, but I remembered they can be black due to the cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in the cells. I photographed this lichen growing on a rock wall near Slave Falls in the Big South Fork area.

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