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Tree Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria)

242 views Christine W May 28, 2014 Card Lake Provincial Park, Chester, Nova Scotia Date shot: May 24, 2014

“Lobaria pulmonaria is a large epiphytic lichen consisting of an ascomycete fungus and a green algal partner living together in a symbiotic relationship with a cyanobacterium—a symbiosis involving members of three kingdoms of organisms. Commonly known by various names like tree lungwort, lung lichen, it is sensitive to air pollution and is also negatively affected by habitat loss and changes in forestry practices.” ~ Wikipedia

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