Lichen Bloom

photograph of lichen blooming on the side of a tree

Sometimes it’s the little things in nature that really catch my eye.  This lichen was growing on the side of a very large pine tree.  I approached the tree to get a closer look at something else when I noticed the tiny, bright red blooms on the lichen.  Who knew that lichen actually bloomed?

5 Replies to “Lichen Bloom”

  1. Hard to say without seeing them up closer, but these may be British Soldier Lichens (Cladonia cristatella). I just did a post about the ones on my land, growing on an old pine stump.

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