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eastern cauliflower mushroom

Sparassis spathulata


The fungi that this little guy is setting on looks almost like pasta and is not that common, i have found some that tend to be about the size of a basket ball. The conditions for this mushroom to grow has to be pretty wet, so a good few days of rain or a consistently wet environment is ideal for finding these mystical looking cauliflower mushrooms


This pasta ball of greatness was found at the base of an old oak tree in a mixed forest mainly consisting of Oak trees and cypress trees closer to a springs/river seems that flood lands off the side of these water ways tend to help with the development of this fungi sens the conditions to help it fruit must be vary damp grown


This is a vary cool mushroom to come across, and definitely one i could eat over and over, the smell of this mushroom is vary earthy, the frog on is its an awesome add ill have to get a better pic of just the fungi when i fined it agen so i can give a better understanding of its size and mystical look, but i truly recommend any mushroom hunter thats beginning to forage wild edibles to look up this fungi. Also this mushroom is easily washed under cold water, not like other mushrooms that will fall apart when soaked or cleaned with to much water

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Max adventures
Max adventures 3 years ago

Sergio Monteiro i did repost this pic explaining a little on the frog you see if your interested in looking at it

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

I'd like to know more about that awesome frog!

Max adventures
Max adventures 3 years ago

lol thanks

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Hi MA and welcome to Project Noah.
A suggestion... If you have mis-spelled your handle here (should it be Max Adventures?) then the earlier you correct it the better.
Thanks for sharing these interesting spottings.

Max adventures
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Spotted on Sep 26, 2017
Submitted on Feb 2, 2018

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