Northern Bushcraft

Cauliflower Mushroom

  • fruiting body is up to 30cm wide, white or yellow/brown tinted, shaped like a cauliflower head with a spongy, curly rosette exterior.
  • has no visible stem, gills, tubes, pores or spines.
  • flesh is white, firm, with many branches arising from a hidden central stalk.
  • appears in the late summer and fall.
  • grows singly or in small groups on the ground at or near the base of conifers.
  • has a mild, pleasant taste and indistinct odor; cook thoroughly before eating, younger specimens are preferred.
  • an edible look-alike is Sparassis spathulata, which is similar in appearance but has multiple anchor points to the ground.
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