Iceland moss

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The common name for the lichen Cetraria islandica. The thallus is erect and tufted, with flattened, shiny, reddish-brown to brown branches bearing small spines on the margins. It is found on moors in northern Britain and in temperate alpine regions. The lichen is edible and can be used, for example, to make jellies.

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