Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shelf Mushrooms

Shelf mushrooms are easily identifiable because they grow like shelves on rotting trees and fallen logs.

The Jack Lantern is poisonous, but the others are considered a viable food source. They really don't taste very good, however and are leathery.

The main thing then, is to know what the Jack O' Lantern looks like. It does have a 3-8 inch stalk, but grown at base of stumps and buried roots of deciduous trees, and is saffon to yellow-orange.

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