Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

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Cladonia stellaris, Reindeer Moss, Kvitkrull.

Reindeer Moss
A very common branched fruticose lichen found throughout the mountains in the same environs as Cladonia rangiferina.

This lichen has an important economic value as the main winter fodder for reindeer. This lichen was collected in the mountains as a supplementary fodder for cattle also.

It is still commercially collected today and exported for decorative uses.