We went for a walk in the woods behind our house and brought home a little gift from a fallen tree. Old man’s beard or Usnea is a lichen. A lichen is a symbiotic fungus and algae, the fungus provides support and the algae provides food via photosynthesis.

Usnea is great for boosting the immune system, and is best when made into a tincture. We did not gather enough for tincturing, so another excursion may be in order.

Oh what a lovely, pretty green it is…..

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