Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo of the Day: Pixie Cups

growing

(by NLB)

This is most likely Cladonia chlorophaea, sometimes known as "Pixie Cups" or "Trumpet Lichens." Like many lichens, it usually lives symbiotically with moss, as this batch is. These were growing on a wall at Opus 40 in the Catskills.

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