Bear's Head

  • spines are pinkish/brown
  • spines are under 1 cm long
  • interior is branched
  • grows on dead wood of conifers
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Look-alikes in Washington

A number of inedible coral mushrooms are superficially similar in that they are white and have a spindly, branching structure. They differ in that the spines do not hang downwards.
See also the edible Hericium erinaceus.

Related: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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