They are constructed by communities of fungi, lichens, cyanobacteria and other microorganisms that live in the topmost millimeters of soil and produce adhesive substances that clump soil particles together.
Today, mosquitoes, trees, mosses, lichens and snow dominate this Siberian landscape.
Old Man’s Beard lichens fluttered in the breeze as I crept up and around the most densely-packed timberland I had ever seen.
After a strenuous two-day hike through crimson dwarf birch, spongy lichens, and anxiety-inducing tussocks, we pitched our tents at the base of the most spectacular mountains I have ever seen.
I paddled into the waves, heading straight towards a cluster of small islands, their rocky outcroppings freckled with pale lichens and mosses.
“We resemble a successful lichen, a ravaging bloom of algae, a mold enveloping a fruit,” reads the text.
That grey old house, with high lichen-stained roof and narrow windows—where but in sunny France could one see its like?
To these they often add tufts of wool, and lichen, and the whole is fastened together by a kind of clay.
As far as I could see there were no grass, no weeds, no flowers; the earth was covered with a kind of lichen, uniformly blue.
The thin tendrils of a lichen, here and there twining on a damp mass of stone, are the only traces of life.
A boy pushed the bracken and ferny grey and green wattle sprays from before a lichen-grown wooden cross.
On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lichen, such as: bog, morass, and swamp.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.