Northern Bushcraft

Lion's Mane

  • fruiting body is up to 40cm wide, a white oval-shaped mass of long white spines, each up to 3 cm long, yellowing in age.
  • flesh is firm/spongey and anchored to the tree by a solid white stem.
  • grows singly from wounds on hardwoods.
  • appears in late sumer and fall.
  • flavour is mild and pleasant with a mushroomy odor; cook before eating.
  • an edible look-alike is Hericium abietis, which is similar in appearance but lightly salmon-coloured with more branching and a larger size.
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