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Hen of the Woods

Grifola frondosa

Description:

A very large group of these mushrooms, with some mature specimens over a foot and a half across. The last photo shows one that was a bit younger and less branched. These can range from a dark brown to a very pale color on top and they have white undersides with pores.

Habitat:

At the base of a couple large oak trees (their typical habitat) in a mixed forest. Location not exact

Notes:

This polypore fungus is a popular edible in its native range (parts of Asia and the Northeastern US).

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Machi
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Machi

Maine, USA

Lat: 43.57, Long: -70.23

Spotted on Oct 3, 2018
Submitted on Oct 30, 2018

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