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Friday, January 23, 2015

Mushrooms 19


This is one of the most unusual looking specimens I have come across in my mushroom hunts.  I have only seen this once before and that was a couple years ago.  It known as Lion's Mane and it is edible.  Supposedly it improves your memory and mood but I think it too pretty to pick.  Most likely it is not available in local grocery store but you can buy a "kit" from health food stores and grow your own.








12 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I have never seen such one before, very unusual, like a wig.

s.c said...

Looks like a sea anemone without water.

Linda Kay said...

That's an odd mushroom, for sure...is it poisonous?

Anonymous said...

From a distance it looks like a dead sheep till the picture came up full. Yukky. I never seen anything like that.

TexWisGirl said...

unique, certainly.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Not familiar with this one though apparently it grows in Europe. My mood is OK but my memory could do with a little help now and again.

John W. Wall said...

Excellent find! I've never seen this in the wild.

Flory said...
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Flory said...

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Randy said...

Looks more like something found in the ocean.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Very bizarre looking. Never seen anything like it. Glad you didn't pick it!

Rose said...

Such a strange, strange fungus!