Lichens

Lobaria-pulmonaria-DG-01-Home.jpgTree lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria). Photo: David Genney.

Mull is home to 715 species of lichen making it one of the best places to see them in Scotland. 

What is a lichen?

It is sometimes difficult to know the difference between mosses, liverworts and lichen. This page has more information about what a lichen is.

For further infomation:

The British Lichen Society

British Lichens – with a pictorial key arranged by growth form and colour.

Irish lichens - searchable alphabetically, by growth form and by habitat.

This page last updated on 10 Oct 2015