Parmotrema perlatum

    Description

    A relatively large and leafy lichen. It is pearly grey when dry, but greener when damp and often with a blackish whiskery margin.

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    Habitat

    Usually on tree trunks, sometimes on bushes and rocks.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread, common in much of western and southern Britain; until recently largely absent from central and eastern England as a result of sulphur dioxide pollution, but now rapidly re colonising these areas as levels have dropped.

    VC55 Status

    Probably increasing in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map