Bearded Tooth Mushroom

I discovered this Bearded Tooth Mushroom (Lion’s Mane Mushroom) while I was hiking here in Arkansas. I had no idea what it was so I posted it on Facebook and I want to thank my friends for educating me in reference to this find.

Bearded Tooth Mushroom Photo

I found this Bearded Tooth Mushroom here Arkansas

Hericium erinaceus (also called Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Hedgehog Mushroom, Satyr’s Beard, Bearded Hedgehog Mushroom, pom pom mushroom, or Bearded Tooth Fungus) is an edible mushroom and medicinal mushroom in the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe and Asia it can be identified by its tendency to grow all the spines out from one group (rather than branches), long spines (greater than 1 cm length) and its appearance on hardwoods. Hericium erinaceus can be mistaken for other species of Hericium, all popular edibles, which grow across the same range. In the wild, these mushrooms are common during late summer and fall on hardwoods, particularly American Beech. (Wikipedia)

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  1. Matt Harden December 27, 2013 at 7:22 am #

    Fugi are the most massive species. They can run hundreds of miles underground, popping up little mushrooms or whatever all over. They’re all connected under the ground.

  2. Adam December 27, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Looks delicious! ha ha

  3. David December 28, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Wow, that is one interesting looking mushroom!

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