Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lichens in the Sand

Cladonia lichen Floyd Bennett Field

You never know what you're going to stumble across on bike rides to the garden at Floyd Bennett. Today it was British Soldier lichens (Cladonia species) everywhere in the sand. I'll file it under native plants even though lichens are composite organisms, because I think it grows here naturally. For more on this little red beauty check out Botany Photo of the Day.

Cladonia lichen in sand, Brooklyn

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