Wolf Lichen on White Fir

Wolf lichen (Letharia vulpina) on white fir

Given its¬†vibrant chartreuse color, it isn’t surprising that wolf lichen (Letharia vulpina) has been used by various indigenous groups to make a dye. Perhaps more of a curiosity is that it is toxic, and has reportedly been used as a poison, and medicinal remedy.

From Sunday’s trail run in the Chumash Wilderness on the Vincent Tumamait Trail.

Some related trail runs: Fresh Air Traverse, Mt. Pinos – Mt. Abel Out & Back

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