Scaly Hedgehog

  • cap has overlapping scales
  • scales are coarse
  • underside has brown teeth
  • stem is brown
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Look-alikes in Washington

The similar-looking but inedibly bitter Sarcodon scabrosus differs in that it is smaller (under 10 cm broad), the cap has reddish or purple tones, and the stem base is oliveblack. The inedible (or less favored) Sarcodon squamosus differs in that the cap is darker and has a center that is rarely depressed, the cap edges remain incurved, and it grows under pine.

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