Posted on February 25, 2013
By Michael Griffiths
Sunrise 07.04 am Sunset: 05.41 pm
Category: Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve Tags: Canon 500D DSLR camera., Canon EFS 60 mm f2.8 macro lens, Common Orange Lichen (Xanthoria parietina), Macro photography, nature, Nature Photography., Photography, Wild Plants, Wilden Marsh, Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve, wildlife photography
Looks so sweet. Can we eat?
All UK lichens are believed to be edible (or at least not poisonous) except for Wolf Moss. Don’t take my word for it though.
I’ll try when i’m UK
Out of almost 20,000 lichen worldwide only 2 are poisonous, Wolf Lichen and Powdered Sunshine Lichen. All others MUST be boiled first before consuming otherwise your stomach will have you in agony for awhile…. they are high in acids and if you do not boil them, then soak them in water and baking soda for a few hours first.
Thanks for the information, Karen.
Love the patterns!
This lichen is quite pretty, Suzanne. 🙂
Lovely vibrant colour, Mike.
Reminds me of English mustard, Lucy.
Thanks, Maralee. It adds brightness to a dull day.
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