Candelaria concolor

Description

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

Identification difficulty
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

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map