Content tagged with "Mushrooms"

Splash Cup (Bird’s Nest Fungus)

Photo of splash cup mushrooms, tiny cup fungi that look like bird nests
Crucibulum laeve
Splash cups have small brown cups holding tiny “eggs” that are each attached to the “nest” by a cord. They grow in clusters on dead wood, debris, wood chips, and mulch. More

Stalked Scarlet Cup

Photo of stalked scarlet cup cluster of red cup mushrooms with white stalks
Sarcoscypha occidentalis
The stalked scarlet cup is, indeed, a tiny red cup on a tiny white stalk. It grows scattered on fallen wet sticks and branches in damp deciduous woods. More

Sulfur-Colored Chicken of the Woods (Sulfur Shelf; Chicken Mushroom)

Chicken of the Woods
Laetiporus sulphureus
Sulfur-colored chicken of the woods is an edible fungus with layered, fan-shaped, fleshy caps that are orange on top and sulfur yellow below. It grows in overlapping clusters on stumps, trunks, and logs of dead or dying deciduous trees, and on living trees and buried roots. More

Thiers Amanita

Photo of Thiers amanita, a white, shaggy, gilled mushroom
Amanita thiersii
Thiers amanita has a white, gilled cap, and the stem is large, white, sticky, and shaggy. It grows in lawns, pastures, and prairies, often in fairy rings. More

Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

Photo of a thin-maze flat polypore, a bracket fungus, showing concentric rings
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Daedalea confragosa)
The thin-maze flat polypore is a grayish brown bracket fungus with a zoned top and a furrowed, mazelike underside. It grows singly or in small, layered clusters on dead wood or in wounds of living trees. More

Turkey Tail

Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings
Trametes versicolor
Turkey tail grows in clusters of leathery, thin brackets with multicolored zones above and whitish yellow pores below. Look for it on stumps and logs of deciduous trees. More

Two-Colored Bolete

Boletus bicolor
The two-colored bolete has a rose red cap that is sometimes yellowish toward the margin. The underside has tiny yellow pores, and the stalk is reddish yellow; all parts slowly bruise blue. Grows singly or in groups of up to several, on the ground under oaks. More

Velvet Foot

Photo of velvet foot mushrooms, mature, showing black stems.
Flammulina velutipes
The velvet foot, or enoki, has a tawny, sticky cap with whitish gills. The stalk is yellowish above and brownish below. They grow in clusters on deciduous logs. More

Violet Toothed Polypore

Photo of several violet toothed polypores, violet-gray bracket fungi
Trichaptum biforme
The violet toothed polypore is a bracket fungus with tough, hairy caps with violet margins and zones of white, brown, and black; beneath, the whitish violet pores break into teeth. It grows on stumps and logs of deciduous wood. More

Violet-Gray Bolete

Photo of violet-gray bolete, purplish capped mushroom with pores beneath cap
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceus
The violet-gray bolete has a large, violet-gray cap with cream-pink pores, and a violet stalk that is sometimes webbed. It grows scattered on the ground in mixed woods. More