Is this a lichen?

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Is this a lichen?

Post by adampembs » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:08 am

Growing on my mum's back yard.
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Re: Is this a lichen?

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:10 pm

There are some similar looking lichens such as in the genus Collema but I suspect it is Nostoc - an alga.

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Re: Is this a lichen?

Post by JennyS » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:39 pm

Yes, that's Nostoc - probably N. commune but there are others.......
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Re: Is this a lichen?

Post by adampembs » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:28 pm

Thanks, both :) Mum wants to get rid of it. Its the time of year where people want to kill off all nature except cute things.
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Re: Is this a lichen?

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:57 pm

I'm sure you have an eloquent Welsh phrase you can recite to your Mum. ;)

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