TQ8415 : Nostoc or star jelly on degrading concrete, Copshall Farm

taken 14 years ago, near to Three Oaks, East Sussex, Great Britain

Nostoc or star jelly on degrading concrete, Copshall Farm
Nostoc or star jelly on degrading concrete, Copshall Farm
This is Nostoc commune, a cyanobacterium found all over the world. It is a very tough plant able to survive extremes of heat and cold. It swells up, as in the photo, when wet and dries to a thin, black crust. It is eaten in several parts of the Far East.

It is not uncommon in South East England, often growing on old, crumbling concrete drives and hard standing as here.
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TQ8415, 17 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 26 September, 2004   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 5 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Primary Subject of Photo
Plant 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8481 1554 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:54.5844N 0:37.6443E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 8481 1554
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