Physcia adscendens


A pale grey foliose lichen composed of narrow, flattened branches where the lobe ends become inflated and hood-shaped.

Similar Species

Physcia tenella grows in very similar places but lacks the 'hoods'.

Photo ID?

Can be found tightly attached to the bark and upper surface of the branches of various plants in nitrogen rich soils.

When to see it

All year round.

Life History

An indicator of high nitrogen levels.

UK Status

Widespread and common throughout Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map