• shape resembles a twister
  • head is yellow
  • top is flattish, depressed, or perforated
  • grows 5-15 cm tall
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Look-alikes in Washington

The unpalatable Clavariadelphus caespitosus differs in that the head is rounded, the body has reddish tones, and it grows in tight, mat-forming clusters where the bases are often joined. The unpalatable Clavariadelphus occidentalis differs in that the head is rounded and the sides are flattened. A number of other inedible species, such as Clavariadelphus subfastigiatus and Clavariadelphus ligula are somewhat similar in appearance, but differ in that the head is rounded, not truncated.

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