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Photo of two comb tooth mushroom clusters growing on a fallen log.

Comb Tooth

Hericium coralloides (formerly H. ramosum)
The comb tooth is a branched, whitish mass on fallen logs and decaying deciduous trees. Its branches are covered with tufts of hanging, toothlike spines.

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Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass

Common Laccaria

Laccaria laccata
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.

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Photo of common split gills, white bracket mushrooms growing on branch

Common Split Gill

Schizophyllum commune
Split gills grow in clusters with small, white, hairy, fan-shaped caps. Beneath, they have whitish or pinkish gill-like folds that split toward the edge. They grow on dead branches of deciduous trees.

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Photo of coral-pink merulius, pink bracket mushrooms growing on wood

Coral-Pink Merulius

Phlebia incarnata (formerly Merulius incarnatus)
The coral-pink merulius is a small, semicircular bracket fungus that is pinkish to coral to cream-colored, wrinkled, and veined beneath. It grows on dead logs and stumps of deciduous trees.

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Photo of cluster of pinkish crown-tipped coral mushrooms growing on rotting log

Crown-Tipped Coral

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.

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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 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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Photo of destroying angel showing large saclike cup around the base of stalk

Destroying Angel

Amanita bisporigera
The destroying angel is all white, with a ring on the stalk and a large, saclike cup around the base of the stalk. This deadly poisonous mushroom is very common, growing on the ground in mixed woods and in grass near trees.

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Photograph of a cluster of devil's urn mushrooms, which are brown and gobletlike

Devil’s Urn

Urnula craterium
Devil's urns are goblet-shaped, leathery brown cups. They grow in clusters on small to medium-sized decaying branches of hardwoods, especially oaks. Look for them in spring.

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Photo of dog vomit slime mold, closeup, extruding red liquid.

Dog Vomit Slime Mold (Scrambled Egg Slime Mold)

Fuligo septica
In addition to "dog vomit" and "scrambled eggs," this slime mold can also look like the foam at the top of a pint of stout beer, or a yellow or tan sponge. It grows on mulch and other decaying wood.

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