Graphis scripta (lichen)

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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    The pencil-like markings on this picture are actually a lichen growing on the bark of a red alder tree. The lichen is called Graphis scripta and is commonly known as hieroglyphics lichen or common script lichen.

    This photo was taken at a park near Victoria, British Columbia in October 2002.
     

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