Northern Bushcraft

Hen Of The Woods

  • entire fruiting body is up to 60 cm wide, cream-brown to dull white/grey in age.
  • outside surface consists of many small, overlapping caps with dry, firm flesh.
  • caps have a porous underside consisting of tubes are white to yellowish in age.
  • fruiting body is attached to the ground with a short, thick, white stem.
  • grows singly on the ground, usually in mature hardwood stands.
  • appears in late sumer or fall.
  • taste is pleasant with a mild odor; cook before eating.
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