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Lichen

thriving gray-green peace
symbiotic pioneer
teach us how to live
brokentitanium
Written by brokentitanium (k.)
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Author's Note
Lichens are not really one organism; they're a mutually beneficial relationship between a fungus and an algae. An ecosystem within themselves, not parasitic on their substrate. Highly sensitive to...
Lichens are not really one organism; they're a mutually beneficial relationship between a fungus and an algae. An ecosystem within themselves, not parasitic on their substrate. Highly sensitive to air pollution, which hurts one of the organisms and therefore the whole. Usually the first thing to grow after a fire, thriving in the most extreme environments on the planet. The list of amazing facts goes on...
Nature is cool. Listen.
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