Northern Bushcraft

Cauliflower Mushroom

  • fruiting body is up to 30 cm broad, whitish to yellowish, shaped like a cauliflower head with a spongy, curly rosette exterior.
  • branches arise from a hidden central stalk
  • flesh is white, firm.
  • appears in the late summer and fall.
  • grows singly or in small groups on the ground at or near the base of conifers.
  • has a mild, pleasant taste and indistinct odor; cook thoroughly before eating, younger specimens are preferred.
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