Content tagged with "Mushrooms"

Photo of three voluminous-latex milkies, tan mushrooms, of different sizes

Voluminous-Latex Milky

Lactarius volemus
The voluminous-latex milky has a velvety, orangish brown cap and stalk, white gills and flesh that exude a milky white latex, and a fishlike odor. It grows scattered in deciduous woods.

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Photo of witches' butter, a yellow gelatinous bloblike fungus

Witches’ Butter

Tremella mesenterica
Witches' butter is a fungus that looks like small, yellow, irregularly lobed, gelatinous masses. It grows on dead deciduous wood, especially oaks.

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Photo of wolf's-milk slime, a small pinkish rounded slime mold

Wolf's-Milk Slime (Toothpaste Slime)

Lycogala epidendrum
Wolf's-milk slime looks like little, round, reddish pink balls that exude a pinkish gray paste when popped. It grows in groups on dead wood, especially large logs. It's not really a mushroom!

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Photo of wood ear mushroom, which looks like a brownish human ear stuck to a log

Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

Auricularia auricula (formerly A. auricula-judae)
The wood ear is a reddish brown to grayish black, rubbery, earlike or cup-shaped mushroom. It usually grows in groups on rotting wood.

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Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

Yellow Morel (Common Morel)

Morchella esculentoides (formerly M. esculenta)
The yellow morel is a choice edible mushroom. It has a honeycombed cap with yellow to grayish to tan ridges and pits. It is completely hollow and grows in the spring.

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Yellow Patches

Amanita flavoconia
The cap of this mushroom ranges from orange to yellow, with yellowish patches. The stalk has crumbling patches at the base, and a ring. It grows on the ground in mixed woods.

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