Northern Bushcraft

Scaly Hedgehog

  • cap is up to 30 cm broad, convex with a depressed center, brown with raised scales.
  • flesh is whitish.
  • underside of cap has brown spines that descend onto the stem.
  • stem is smooth and light brown, thickening towards the base.
  • grows singly or as several in areas with conifers.
  • appears in summer and fall.
  • taste is mildly bitter with no odor; cook before eating.
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Related topics: Edible Plants of NS - Edible Berries of NS - Edible Mushrooms of NS
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