Cladonia rangiferina

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Noun1.Cladonia rangiferina - 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 humansCladonia rangiferina - 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
Cladonia, genus Cladonia - type genus of Cladoniaceae; lichens characterized by a crustose thallus and capitate fruiting bodies borne on simple or branched podetia
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Caribou moss, lichens and stands of fir amidst beautiful lakes are very pretty, but after staring at it for over a week its charm becomes rather lost on you.
And the second is that all the Inuit believe that everything in the world around them (and that includes the rocks and the icebergs and the scraps of caribou moss) has a soul.