Kootenai Speck Lichen - Verrucaria kootenaica
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Known in western Montana from a few locations.
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Verrucaria kootenaica is known from the Whitefish Range in northwestern Montana and in the southeastern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia. Breuss and Spribille (2001) say that its presence could be expected in other limestone areas of British Columbia, Alberta and Montana.
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On calcareous rock near streams.
Indicator of pristine (clean) water.
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