Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaAlgae, Lichen & Moss › Sunburst Lichen

Xanthoria (Various speices), Sunburst Lichen, Raudberglav.

Sunburst Lichen
This quite common lichen grows very slowly and requires nitrogen to survive. It therefore thrives on rocks under birds' perches or where animals may defecate.

It forms rosettes which are firmly attached to rocks. These lichens grow throughout the mountains on rocks and some varieties may be found on trees also.

A crustose lichen.