Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email:
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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Another candidate for slow cooking or grilling on the barbecue is Hericium abietis, a denizen of Northwest conifer forests that prefers damp areas. Hericium abietis can reach bushel size and has a distinctive but hard to describe odor that helps you track down more specimens once you spot one. The stalactite-like spines hanging from branchlets are not only beautiful but also absolutely distinctive. There are no similar poisonous mushrooms and so Hericium species are among the safest of all for beginners.

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