Cladonia rangiferinaDescription: Reindeer moss is a low-growing plant only a few centimeters tall. It does not flower but does produce bright red reproductive structures.Habitat and Distribution: Look for this lichen in open, dry areas. It is very common in much of North America.Edible Parts: The entire plant is edible but has a crunchy, brittle texture. Soak the plant in water with some wood ashes to remove the bitterness, then dry, crush, and add it to milk or to other food.
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