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Black-Footed Polypore (Bottom)

Photo of black-footed polypore, fan-shaped mushroom, showing tan pores beneath
The cap of a black-footed polypore convex to funnel-shaped. The underside has pores that are tiny, circular (sometimes with angles), and whitish to tannish. The stalk is off-center and tough, has equal sides, and is blackish; its texture is smooth. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Mature)

Photo of black-footed polypore, mature specimens, with photographer's foot.
The black-footed polypore grows on logs and dead trees. The cap can be up to eight inches across. This species can overwinter and look quite different from fresh, young specimens. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Older Specimens)

Photo of black-footed polypore mushrooms, older specimens, growing on a log.
The black-footed polypore grows on wood. When mature, it has a wavy, reddish-brown cap that is darker towards the stem; the texture is dry, smooth, tough, and leathery. The stalk is black, smooth, and off-center. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Top)

Photo of top of black-footed polypore mushroom showing smooth fan-shaped cap
The black-footed polypore grows on wood. It has a wavy cap that is reddish to brownish, becoming darker with age; the texture is dry, smooth, tough, and leathery. The stalk is black, smooth, and off-center. More

Black-Footed Polypore (Young Specimens)

Photo of black-footed polypore mushrooms, young specimens, with pore surface.
Young black-footed polypores look surprisingly different from mature ones. As you’re learning about mushrooms, collect what you think are the same species more than once to get an accurate identification. More

Black-Staining Polypore

Photo of black-staining polypore, tan fan-shaped rosette mushroom
This fungus forms large circular clusters of many fleshy, grayish yellow, fan-shaped caps, which bruise black when cut or touched. It grows on the ground around deciduous trees, especially oaks. More

Black-Staining Polypore

Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps
This fungus grows in large circular clusters, on the ground around stumps of living deciduous trees, especially oaks. It feeds off of dead or dying trees, decomposing them and returning nutrients to the soil—an unglamorous but vital role in the ecosystem. More

Blackberry Lily

Photo of blackberry lily showing open and spent flowers and developing fruits.
Blackberry lily has leaves like an iris, flowers like an Asian lily, and seeds that look like blackberries! Introduced as an ornamental, this self-seeding member of the iris family occurs on bluffs, roadsides, and old homesites. It blooms July–August. More