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Closeup photo of crown-tipped coral, a whitish, branching mushroom, on a log

Crown-Tipped Coral

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.

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Photo of crown-tipped coral mushroom closeup showing branching tips

Crown-Tipped Coral (Branch 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.

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Photo of dead man's fingers, a column-shaped fungus, halved, showing white in it

Dead Man's Fingers (Halved)

Inside the dead man's fingers fungus, the flesh (that's what the stuff inside a mushroom is really called) is whitish and tough.

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Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

Dead Man's Fingers (Mature)

Dead man’s fingers is a black, distorted, clublike or finger-shaped fungus with a wrinkled, charcoal-like surface.

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Photo of dead man's fingers, cluster of small gray clublike fungi on wood

Dead Man's Fingers (Young Specimens)

Dead man's fingers grows in clusters at the base of rotting deciduous trees and stumps. In spring, it may be covered with white, powdery spores that blacken as the mushroom matures.

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Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses

Dead Man’s Fingers

Xylaria polymorpha
Dead man’s fingers is a black, distorted, clublike or finger-shaped fungus with a wrinkled, charcoal-like surface. It grows in clusters at the base of rotting deciduous trees and stumps.

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Photo of two deadly galerina, rusty brown capped gilled mushrooms

Deadly Galerina

The deadly galerina has a brownish, sticky cap, yellowish to rusty gills, and a ring on the stalk. It grows scattered or clustered on deciduous and coniferous logs.

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Photo of several deadly galerina mushroom caps, viewed from above.

Deadly Galerina

The deadly galerina can be found throughout the year, but is most common in the cooler weather of spring and fall. It is not uncommon to see it pushing through snow on a fallen log.

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Photo of several deadly galerina mushroom caps, viewed from above.

Deadly Galerina

Galerina marginata (G. autumnalis)
The deadly galerina has a brownish, sticky cap, yellowish to rusty gills, and a ring on the stalk. It grows scattered or clustered on deciduous and coniferous logs.

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Deep Fried Chanterelles

Enhance the experience of fresh chanterelle mushrooms by frying them a beautiful golden brown!

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