WOLF LICHEN (22)
|COMMON WOLF LICHEN|
We went for a hike in the mountains and came across this beautiful lime green Lichen. I thought the colour was so nice against the old grey tree stump.
I found out that this variety of Lichen can grow up to 8 cm tall and is found in Alberta, B.C. to Colorado.
The natives used the Wolf Lichen to make dye for clothes, fur, moccasins, feathers, wood including face paint.
The Letharia species contain a toxic acid and is very poisonous.