Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
Hericium americanum, known in all but the newest Field Guides as Hericium coralloides is another choice edible Hericium. Hericium americanum grows in Eastern North America and in the Midwest on old logs and stumps as well as on wounds in living deciduous trees. Hericium americanum can be softball size to as much as a foot in diameter and can extend nearly two feet tall, resembling a waterfall, giving it one of its common names, the Waterfall Mushroom. Cook it slowly to tenderize and eat in moderation since it can be a little hard to digest.