The fungus and alga of this lichen also grow separately and look differently when they do so.
The greenish lichen is Lace Lichen. The gray is another fruticose (bushy in form) lichen. The cream color is a Crustose Lichen.
The branches are strap like.
|Lichens extract water from the air, just like this pine tree.|
Alice Algae, a cook who was looking for a place to stay, met Fun Guy (fungi, plural of fungus) who was a builder. Algae have the photosynthetic pigment chlorophyll and can make starches from sunlight and carbon dioxide. Fungi are better at getting water and mineral nutrients like phosphorus.
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