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Usnea barbata

is the scientific name of this lichen type. It hangs from the branches of trees and looks like long beards. These "tree beards" are widespread throughout the world in different subspecies. It is said they are useful as medicinal plants because they have an antibacterial effect.

I find them simply beautiful. They conjure a fairytale atmosphere into the woods.

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