Reindeer lichen, (Cladonia rangiferina), also called Reindeer Moss

What is Lichen?

Reindeer Moss is technically not moss, but a lichen that grows in arctic lands, from forest floors of Norway! This lichen is a special treat for reindeer and related species like caribou and moose – which is where the name comes from.  

This moss is unique in that its texture is bushier and sponge-like. It also grows in a natural off-white color. 

The coloring allows it to be dyed during the preservation process to be a variety of vibrant colors like blue or turquoise.

These create beautiful accents in our moss designs.