Lion's Mane

  • resembles a white pom-pom
  • spines are relatively long (1-7 cm)
  • interior is unbranched
  • grows on hardwood trees
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Look-alikes in California

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

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