How to identify: Evernia

Nitrogen-sensitive

Close-up of Evernia lichen

Evernia is a bushy lichen that is sensitive to air pollution, so is usually found in clean air environments.

It is abundant on branches and twigs of trees and shrubs in the countryside.

Characteristics

  • Green on top and white on the bottom
  • Divides evenly into 'forks'
  • Not to be confused with Ramalina, which is green on both top and bottom and divides unevenly.

Common name
Oakmoss

 

Did you know?

  • Oakmoss is an important ingredient in perfumes and high-quality cosmetics. It helps the perfume keep for longer.

 

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