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Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken.

Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelf, chicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because many think they taste like chicken.

Morel Mushroom (Morchella esculenta var. vulgaris)

another edible delicious morel Morchella esculenta var. vulgaris ~ © Pauline and Ian Wildlife Images

morchella elata-there is nothing more fun than finding one of these hiding in the woods!  I'm addicted to hunting morels!

morchella elata-there is nothing more fun than finding one of these hiding in the woods! I'm addicted to hunting morels, some places my Da has lived they are called dry land fish so he says?

Chicken of the Woods- pretty good ID notes. One of the "foolproof 4" in mushrooms, very easy to ID. Available in Spring (occasionally), more so in Fall

Chicken of the Woods- pretty good ID notes. One of the foolproof 4 in mushrooms, very easy to ID. Available in Spring (occasionally), more so in Fall

Strobilomyces floccopus (old man of the woods fungus)

Strobilomyces floccopus Don't know if it's edible, but would not like it visually in my salad greens for SURE!

Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus  [Bull.] Murrill) ~ By Vladimír Mikula

Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungus that grows on trees) found in Europe and North America. Its common names are crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods

White chicken mushroom, also known as Spring chicken (Laetiporus cincinnatus/Laetiporus semialbinus/Laetiporus sulphureus) | "In a good season, vegetarian mushroomers can have their chicken and eat it too, throughout the warm part of the year."

White chicken mushroom, also known as Spring chicken (Laetiporus cincinnatus/Laetiporus semialbinus/Laetiporus sulphureus) "In a good season, vegetarian mushroomers can have their chicken and eat it too, throughout the warm part of the year.

Hen of the Woods (Grifola Frondosa) ~ ©Mark Steinmetz

View from above of a cluster of Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa), a choice edible wild mushroom, at the base of an oak stump.

9 Common Poisonous Mushrooms and their Toxicity

9 Common Poisonous Mushrooms and their Toxicity When foraging in the wild or after a disaster and it’s safe to go outside to look for food, edible mushrooms can be a good source of nourishment. But there are mushrooms that are not meant to be.

Jelly ear

Jelly ear

deliciousdimension:  Hericium is a genus of edible mushrooms in the Hericiaceae family. Species in this genus are white and fleshy and grow on dead or dying wood; fruiting bodies resemble a mass of fragile icicle-like spines that are suspended from either a branched supporting framework or from a tough, unbranched cushion of tissue. via Synaptic Stimuli

deliciousdimension: “ Hericium is a genus of edible mushrooms in the Hericiaceae family. Species in this genus are white and fleshy and grow on dead or dying wood; fruiting bodies resemble a mass of fragile icicle-like spines that are suspended from.

Proper identification can mean the difference between life and death.

Wild mushrooms: What to eat, what to avoid

maitake mushrooms, hen of the woods mushrooms. Foraged from a front yard oak stump in Jenkintown, Oct.

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