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Photo of pale chicken of the woods.

Pale Chicken of the Woods (Chicken Mushroom)

Laetiporus cincinnatus
Pale chicken of the woods has layered, fan-shaped, fleshy caps that are orange to pinkish orange on top and white below. This edible fungus grows in overlapping clusters or rosettes on stumps, trunks, and logs of dead or dying deciduous trees, and on living trees and buried roots.

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Photo of pale jelly roll fungus, showing small specimen.

Pale Jelly Roll

Exidia alba (Ductifera pululahuana)
Pale jelly roll is a small, white, gelatinous fungus with an irregular shape. It looks like a brain, or like jelly — or both! It grows in clusters on dead wood of deciduous trees.

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Photo of two pallid boletes, tan mushrooms, one upturned to show pores under cap

Pallid Bolete

Boletus pallidus
The pallid bolete has a pale cream to buff cap and stalk and pale cream-yellow pores. It grows singly or in groups of up to several, on the ground in oak woods.

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Photo of a parasol mushroom.


Macrolepiota procera (Lepiota procera)
The parasol is very tall, with a cap that is buff to brown, broad, scaly, with a knob in center; there is a moveable ring on stalk. It grows scattered on the ground, along trails, in open woods, and in old pastures.

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Photo of many crowded pear-shaped puffballs growing on a stump.

Pear-Shaped Puffball

Lycoperdon pyriforme (Morganella pyriformis)
This is a pear-shaped, yellowish brownish puffball with a pore at the top. Pear-shaped puffballs typically grow in large clusters on decaying wood, logs, and stumps.

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Photo of 2 peppery milkies, white, gilled mushrooms, on ground

Peppery Milky

Lactarius piperatus
The peppery milky has a white cap with densely crowded gills. It bleeds white and has a spicy-hot taste. It grows scattered in deciduous woods.

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Photo of pigskin puffball mushroom, cut in half, showing black interior.

Pigskin Puffball (Common Earthball)

Scleroderma citrinum (Scleroderma aurantium)
The pigskin puffball is a rounded, warted, yellowish brown ball with blackish purple flesh. It grows on the ground, on wood debris, and near trees in woods.

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Photo of several pinesap plants showing multiple flowers per stalk.

Pinesap (False Beech Drops)

Monotropa hypopitys
Pinesap is a plant that puts the "wild" in wildflower! It lacks chlorophyll, so its roots connect to fungi underground and absorb nutrients from the fungi.

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Photo of several purple-gilled laccarias, tan-lavender mushrooms

Purple-Gilled Laccaria

Laccaria ochropurpurea
The purple-gilled laccaria has a large, tannish lavender cap with thick, purplish gills and a stout stalk. It grows scattered or in groups in grassy areas and under hardwoods and conifers.

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Photo of an aging Ravenel's stinkhorn, a column-shaped fungus with dark spores

Ravenel's Stinkhorn

Phallus ravenelii
Ravenel's stinkhorn is a long, whitish column with a greenish, smelly slime covering the top, and a whitish or pinkish cup around the base. It grows on wood debris, mulch, rotted stumps, and sawdust, and in deciduous woods.

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