J Davis wrote:Deer moss grows wild here in east tn. Doesnt taste like much, but has nutrition.
Usnea tincture is used daily at our house. I made a batch when flu season kicked in. So far so good.
But I simply wildcraft forage it. It's not an integrated part of our forest design. It's a good thought.
How does it reproduce? Anyone had success bringing it home and getting it started on their property?
Morphology and reproduction
As a fruticose lichen, Usnea appears as a shrub-like growth on host trees. Unlike other similar-looking fruticose lichens, species in this genus have an elastic chord or axis running through the middle of the thallus that can be revealed by gently pulling a filament apart from either end. It reproduces via vegetative means through fragmentation, asexual means through soredia, or sexual means through ascogonium and spermatogonium. The growth rate of lichens in nature is slow, but the growth rate has been sped up in laboratory conditions where Usnea is being cultured.
snakes are really good at eating slugs. And you wouldn't think it, but so are tiny ads:
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