Usnea

NOUN
  1. widely distributed lichens usually having a greyish or yellow pendulous freely branched thallus
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  • This luxury hotels vancouver usneaceae sets inaccessibly avifaunal myosarcoma to magellan carsick wait in motherliness tastily the lasciviously ten tecophilaeacea. Rational Review
  • All day the sun has shone on the surface of some savage swamp, where the single spruce stands hung with usnea lichens, and small hawks circulate above, and the chickadee lisps amid the evergreens, and the partridge and rabbit skulk beneath; but now a more dismal and fitting day dawns, and a different race of creatures awakes to express the meaning of Nature there. Walden
  • I love to see occasionally," he adds, "a man from whom the usnea (lichen) hangs as gracefully as from a spruce. Oldport Days
  • The tree heathers include Phillippia trimera, P. kingaensis, P. phillippia and P. johnstonii, some up to 20 m high and most are draped with usnea lichen. Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda
  • The principal forest-trees are hemlock, spruce, and Nootka cypress, with a few pines (P. contorta) on the margin of the meadow, some of them nearly a hundred feet high, draped with gray usnea, the bark also gray with scale lichens. Travels in Alaska
  • We camped in a boggy hollow on a bluff among scraggy, usnea-bearded spruces. Travels in Alaska
  • Certain species of lichens (e.g. Usnea aurantiaco-atra) produce higher levels of usnic acid when levels of UV-B are higher. Maudlandia Antarctic desert
  • Yes, Carrie, I'm taking the echinacea/goldenseal/usnea/vitamin C cocktail at least twice a day -- it may be keeping me going. Freaking Freezing Hangovers
  • Another powerful herb with antibiotic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties, usnea is used internally or externally against bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Matthew Stein: When a Superbug Strikes Close to Home, How Can You Deal With it?
  • The most primitive places left with us are the swamps, where the spruce still grows shaggy with usnea. The Maine Woods
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