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Icmadophila ericetorum

A Pacific Northwest lichen also known as candy lichen or spray paint. It looks like a green matt (the thallus) with pink bits (apothecia) stuck all over it. It’s fast growing, for a lichen, and can cover moss, peat and soft rotting wood.

Thanks, Karin, (who identified this on her friend’s facebook) for this delight.

About Mulysa

I love my work as a landscape designer and artist. When I'm not planning homesteads or working in the studio, you'll find me hiking, photographing, gardening, baking, cooking vegetarian meals with friends, reading and working on sustainability issues...with my baby on my hip in Portland, Oregon.
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