By: Blonde One

Devils matchsticks


Cladonia floerkeana, but it has a few other names that are much better: Dartmoor Matchstick, British Soldier and most common the Devil’s Matchstick. It’s only about 2 cms tall but its bright red top makes it quite easy to spot. As with most of our blogging, we learn about our topics as a result of writing about it. I learnt that the Devil’s Matchstick is more common in the North than the South and I learnt that lichen will grow more in areas that have less air pollution. This one was seen on the side of a rock in the middle of Foxtor Mire!