A fine powdery mustard yellow lichen. Apothecia yellow.
Found in nutrient rich areas such a bird perches, silica-rich rocks and calcareous rock, and brick, even trees. Widespread and very common.
Photographs of Common Goldspeck (Candelariella vitellina), taken March 2012 on local canal coping and driveway, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38.