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

<strong>Rock Tripe</strong>
<em>Umbilicaria mammulata</em>
Piney River SNA, Spring City, TN

Rock Tripe is an odd, large, leathery lichen that is often found growing on boulders and sides of cliffs. This lichen has been used as a survival food in e...
Rock Tripe
Umbilicaria mammulata
Piney River SNA, Spring City, TN

Rock Tripe is an odd, large, leathery lichen that is often found growing on boulders and sides of cliffs. This lichen has been used as a survival food in early times to help ward off starvation. I guess you'd have to be really hungry to eat something that looks like this!

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