How to identify: Evernia


Close-up of Evernia lichen

Evernia is a bushy lichen that is sensitive to air pollution, so is usually found in clean air environments.

It is abundant on branches and twigs of trees and shrubs in the countryside.


  • Green on top and white on the bottom
  • Divides evenly into 'forks'
  • Not to be confused with Ramalina, which is green on both top and bottom and divides unevenly.

Common name


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