Day 170: Lichen

“A lichen is a composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria (or both) living among filaments of a fungus in a symbiotic relationship. The combined life form has properties that are very different from the properties of its component organisms. Lichens come in many colors, sizes, and forms. The properties are sometimes plant-like, but lichens are not plants. Lichens may have tiny, leafless branches (fruticose), flat leaf-like structures (foliose), flakes that lie on the surface like peeling paint (crustose), or other growth forms.” To read more click here

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  1. Somehow they planned that, and it’s amazing. I like lichens and moss too and you find the most wonderful arrangements of them. I have gotten so many nice comments about my lichen tote bag. 🙂

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