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Yuck!

Aug 20, 2013
Photo by: Brooks Taylor

It may not be like “moss grows fat on a rolling stone,” but it creates the same effect. This tree, located on North Broadway in Mt. Pleasant, has considerable fungus growing on its north side.

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Posted by: Steve Wilson | Aug 20, 2013 12:55

Looks to me like a light colored cluster of Chicken of the Woods. Sometimes called sulfur mushrooms. Beautiful specimen. Check it out. Is this the real McCoy?  

Visit:

http://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/2006/10/31/eating-the-chicken-of-the-woods/

"This large, brightly colored fungus is often found in clusters but is occasionally solitary. You may discover this mushroom during the summer and fall but rarely in winter or spring. The top surface of Chicken of the Woods is bright orange which can be either more reddish or yellowish than you see here. It tends to lighten in color near the edges. This mushroom has no gills, instead its bright yellow undersurface is covered with tiny pores. The young Chicken of the Woods is “succulent” and has a mild flavor. Older specimens tend to change color as they develop, as well as become brittle. The young mushrooms have bright yellows and oranges; in age they dull to yellow and then pure white."



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