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Photo of three hedgehog mushrooms, two show tan cap, third shows teeth under cap

Hedgehog Mushroom

The hedgehog has an irregularly shaped, dull orangish tan cap, with spines or "teeth" on its underside. It grows on the ground in mixed woods.

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Photo of hen of the woods, large round mass of grayish mushrooms

Hen of the Woods (Maitake)

Grifola frondosa
Looking like a ruffled chicken, the edible hen of the woods mushroom grows like large circular bouquet of spoon-shaped caps, each grayish brown on top and white beneath, emerging from a branching, whitish base. It grows on the ground at the base of oak trees.

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Photo of hen of the woods, large round mass of grayish mushrooms

Hen of the Woods (Maitake)

Looking like a ruffled chicken, this edible mushroom grows like large circular bouquet of spoon-shaped caps, each grayish brown on top and white beneath, emerging from a branching, whitish base. It grows on the ground at the base of oak trees.

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Photo of young, yellow-phase honey mushrooms.

Honey Mushroom

Armillaria mellea
The honey mushroom has a honey-colored, sticky cap with black hairs over the center, and a stalk with a whitish ring. It grows in clusters at the bases of trees or stumps, especially oaks, and over buried wood.

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Photo of a fresh pale tan honey mushroom cluster at base of tree

Honey Mushroom

Honey mushrooms grow in clusters at the bases of trees or stumps, especially oaks, and over buried wood, often arising after autumn rains. This species parasitizes trees, sometimes killing their hosts. Even after the tree has been cut and removed, the mushrooms can arise seasonally from the stump.

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Photo of honey mushroom rhizomorphs growing on a tree.

Honey Mushroom Rhizomorphs

The rootlike rhizomorphs of most mushrooms are usually white and silky, but those of the honey mushroom are like thick, black shoelaces.

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Photo of young, yellow-phase honey mushrooms.

Honey Mushrooms (Young Yellow Phase)

This yellow phase of young honey mushrooms is common. They look quite different from older specimens.

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Photo of indigo milky, bluish gilled mushroom, with cuts bleeding blue sap

Indigo Milky

Lactarius indigo
Entire mushroom bluish, bleeding blue; then greenish, bruising greenish. The indigo milky grows scattered or in groups on soil in oak and pine woods.

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Photo of indigo milky, bluish gilled mushroom, with cuts bleeding blue sap

Indigo Milky

Entire mushroom bluish, bleeding blue; then greenish, bruising greenish. The indigo milky grows scattered or in groups on soil in oak and pine woods.

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Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree

Ling Chih

The ling chih is a hard, usually flat, zoned bracket fungus with a reddish brown, shiny top. It grows at the base of living and dead deciduous trees, and also around stumps.

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