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Bear's Head Tooth Fungus - Hericium americanum

Bear's Head Tooth Fungus
Hericium americanum

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A better name would be 'Icicle' Fungus in my opinion.
Bear's Head Tooth Fungus
Stone Valley, Colton, NY. - Sept 16, 2008

Growing on hardwoods, most often on dead wood but occassionally on living trees. Reportedly this mushroom only grows east of the Great Plains.

Edible: Fresh still growing specimens are best used. Older ones develop a bitter aftertaste. (remove slugs)

Hericium americanum
Sept 16, 2008 - Stone Valley Hericium americanum Sept. 29, 2008 - Stone Valley