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