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Vulpicida tilesii (Ach.) J.-E. Mattsson & M. J. Lai.

4 photos.
An arctic-alpine, foliose-fruticose lichen known as the "goldtwist" or
"arctic sunshine lichen".

1.  Close-up of V.tilesii on rock with other lichens.








2.  Close-up of V.tilesii on soil with D. octpetala.

3.  On rock with coin.

4.  Several clumps on decomposed
granite with dried spruce needles.

Photo 1 taken on a hilltop
1 mile north of Mastodon Dome
Latitude: N 65° 26' 47.248"
Longitude: W 145° 20' 44.167"
Altitude: 1223.42 m.

Photo 2 taken on the southeast
side of the mountain labeled
Eagle Summit by USGS
Latitude: N 65° 28' 46.132"
Longitude: W 145° 22' 45.214"
Altitude: 1185.44 m.

Photo 3 taken southwest of Eagle
Summit in the gravel pit
above the headwaters of Bates Creek.
65°  27.5' N,   145°  25.9' W
Elev. 3300 ft.

Photo 4 taken on a hillside
above Upper Bottom Dollar Creek
between St. Patrick's Creek and Nugget
Gulch (St. Patrick's Creek is labeled
as Nugget Gulch on the USGS map)
65°  25.9' N,   144°  49.8' W
Elev. 2450 ft.