reindeer moss

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  • noun

Synonyms for reindeer moss

an erect greyish branching lichen of Arctic and even some north temperate regions constituting the chief food for reindeer and caribou and sometimes being eaten by humans

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A base of fiberboard is covered with a two-inch-thick layer of reindeer moss, which draws all the nutrients it needs from the air.
Paul in late November of 1942, observed that, "The lichen commonly called reindeer moss is practically gone from the Island .
Cover the foam with reindeer moss, wind mini battery lights up the stems to add sparkle, then peg the cards to the twigs.
Growing in the bare sand areas favored by lupines are other unusual plants such as ground pine and pale grey-green patches of reindeer moss lichen, as well as the red-topped british soldier lichens.
YOU WILL NEED: Feeders of your choice Vinegar Dishwashing liquid Spray metal primer Bronze spray paint Italian olive green spray paint Antique gold spray paint or gold-leafing supplies Clear spray finish or sealer Cut flowers, small plants, bulbs, reindeer moss, bird nests, and eggs To prepare feeders for paint, soak them in vinegar water (using about 1 cup vinegar to 4 gallons water) for several hours or overnight to remove the oil finish.
A member of the reindeer moss family, the rock gnome is the only species in its genus to grow in North America.
The sand is bare, or littered with pale green clumps of reindeer moss.