Chewing Gum Lichen - Lecanora muralis

Description

Usually forms a loose rosette and has a variety of colours from off white, through dirty greys to pale browns.

Habitat

On rocks, concrete and other urban substrates that are enriched with nitrogen - such as from bird droppings.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and becoming very common in urban areas, less so in the north of Scotland and extreme south-west of England.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map