Cladonia chlorophaea - Cladonia chlorophaea
There are similar species requiring expert attention to assess depth and granularity of the powder on the fruiting bodies, size and shape of the cups (which are highly variable), size and colour and crenulations of the little squamules around the base (even more variable).
A soil lichen of shady mossy banks and road verges
All year round
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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