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Frog Pelt Lichen --(Peltigera neopolydactyla) (82117 bytes)

Frog Pelt Lichen
Peltigera neopolydactyla

This is a very common type of lichen around this area. I have noticed that it varies from a pale gray when it is dry to almost black when it is wet. The brownish things at the edges are fruiting bodies called apothecia.

Location: Hillcrest Drive, Sitka, Alaska

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