Lichen: Ramalina farinacea | Nature Notes from Dorset

Ramalina farinacea is one of the most tolerant of lichen species to air pollution and, as a result, grows just about anywhere and is one of our more common lichens. In more polluted areas its growth can be stunted but here in Dorset we get lovely 'flowering' specimens, especially near the sea.
This is mainly a wood-based lichen growing on the bark of trees and shrubs and around Poole Harbour you can see blackthorn and hawthorn absolutely covered in it; an amazing site. The best place I know is at Swineham Point on the Wareham channel.

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