Cladonia cristatella


Common Names: British soldiers lichen, matchstick lichen
Category: Lichens
Sub-category: Fruticose

Called the British Soldier because of the red tips (Red Coats). a fruticose lichen belonging to the family Cladoniaceae. Spreads with a green/gray mass and sends up pink-tipped stalks.

Found growing on wood, bark, rock, or clay-rich soils.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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