Candelaria concolor

    Description

    This is a leafy, yolk yellow lichen that may form separate small bushy patches.

    Habitat

    Found on the bark of deciduous trees in open areas such as parks and hedgerows. Favours nutrient rich bark. May occur on fences and other sawn wood structures. Can also occur on rocks.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread but local and mainly in the south, formerly declining but now increasing again.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map