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

Chicken of the Woods
Laetiporus sulphureus
This edible fungus has layered, fan-shaped, fleshy caps that are orange-red to orange-yellow on top and sulfur yellow below. It grows in overlapping clusters on stumps, trunks, and logs of dead or dying deciduous trees. It can also be 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

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

Voluminous-Latex Milky

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

Witches’ Butter

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