Content tagged with "edible mushroom"

Common Laccaria

Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass
The common laccaria has a small, brownish pink cap with a central depression; the gills and stalk are a pale pinkish brown. Grows scattered or in groups in poor or sandy soil in mixed woods. More

Crown-Tipped Coral

Closeup photo of crown-tipped coral, a whitish, branching mushroom, on a log
Although this species is edible, be careful: It has been known to cause gastrointestinal upset. Important clues for identifying a crown-tipped coral are: It is one of the few corals that grow on wood; if you take a tiny taste, it will be peppery; and the tips are crownlike, like the pinnacles of a tiny castle. More

Crown-Tipped Coral

Photo of cluster of pinkish crown-tipped coral mushrooms growing on rotting log
Artomyces pyxidatus (formerly Clavicorona pyxidata)
The crown-tipped coral is a many-branched, coral-like mushroom that is yellowish tan with crownlike tips. It grows on the dead wood of deciduous trees. More

Crown-Tipped Coral

Photo of cluster of pinkish crown-tipped coral mushrooms growing on rotting log
The fruiting body of this mushroom is branched, usually in 3-sided groupings, with crownlike tips. The color is yellowish, becoming tannish or, as in this specimen, pinkish. It grows on dead wood in the summertime. More

Crown-Tipped Coral (Branch Tips)

Photo of crown-tipped coral mushroom closeup showing branching tips
The crown-tipped coral is a many-branched, coral-like mushroom that is yellowish tan. The tips are crownlike, like the pinnacles of a tiny castle. More

Dryad’s Saddle

Photo of dryad's saddle, a tan, pored, bracket mushroom, growing on tree trunk
Dryad's saddle grows singly or in layers, on living or dead deciduous wood. It and other such saprobic fungi play an incredibly important role in breaking down the tough materials wood is made of and returning those nutrients to the soil. More

Dryad’s Saddle

Top-view photo of three dryad's saddles, a tan bracket fungus, growing on wood
The dryad's saddle is a large, fleshy, scaly, yellowish tan bracket fungus with large, yellowish white pores and a short stalk; it smells like watermelon rind. More

Dryad’s Saddle

Photo of pale yellow pore surface under several dryad's saddle bracket fungi
The pores beneath dryad's saddle caps are large, angular, and yellowish white. This mushroom is considered a reasonably good edible—especially when the mushroom is young. More

Dryad’s Saddle

Top-view photo of three dryad's saddles, a tan bracket fungus, growing on wood
Polyporus squamosus
The dryad's saddle is a large, fleshy, scaly, yellowish tan bracket fungus with large, yellowish white pores and a short stalk; it smells like watermelon rind. It grows singly or in layers, on living or dead deciduous wood. More

Eastern Cauliflower Mushroom

Photo of eastern cauliflower mushroom, tan and white cauliflower-like mushroom
Sparassis spathulata (S. herbstii)
The eastern cauliflower mushroom is a large, stalkless, whitish yellow rosette with flattened, wavy, ribbonlike folds. It grows singly, at the bases of trees and often at the base of decayed oak stumps. More