Northern Bushcraft

Lion's Mane

  • fruiting body is a white, unbranching, oval-shaped mass up to 40 cm broad, draped with long white spines, each up to 3 cm long, yellowing in age.
  • fruiting body is anchored to a tree by a solid, white base that is hidden from view.
  • grows alone from wounds on hardwoods.
  • appears in late summer and fall.
  • flavor and odor is mild and pleasant; cook before eating.
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