Parmeliaceae

Iceland Moss
  • Botanical: Cetraria islandica
  • Family: Parmeliaceae
  • Known as: Isländisches Moos, Islandmoos, Irisches Moos, Lichen Islandicus, Blutlungenmoos, Fiebermoos, Hirschhornflechte, Graupen
  • Old Use: medicine, culinary

Iceland Moss

It is often of a pale chestnut color, but varies considerably, being sometimes almost entirely greyish-white; and grows to a height of from 3 to 4 in., the branches being channelled or rolled into tubes, which end in flattened lobes with fringed edges.

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