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

<strong>American Wolf Lichen</strong><em>Letharia columbiana</em>Taft, CAMarch 22, 2007I found this odd lime-green lichen growing on the north side of a fence post in the mountains above Taft, CA (on the day that I was yearning to see some gr...
American Wolf Lichen
Letharia columbiana
Taft, CA
March 22, 2007

I found this odd lime-green lichen growing on the north side of a fence post in the mountains above Taft, CA (on the day that I was yearning to see some green grass after spending a week in the desert!). Note the huge, brown apothecia.
This lichen gets its name from the fact that it was once used to kill wolves.

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