Buellia aethalea


    A greyish lichen with a crusty surface that is often cracking and marked with dark spots.


    Often on acidic rocks, pebbles and dry stone walls.

    When to see it

    All year round

    Life History

    Often one of the first lichens to colonise an area.

    UK Status

    Widespread and common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map