Cauliflower Mushroom – Identification

Q: This is a fungus in our very shaded, moist natural area. It is about 10″ in diameter and 8″ height at the center. My husband wants to either eat it or kill it. I think it is beautiful and want to watch and enjoy it.

A: It’s a cauliflower mushroom….either Sparassis spathulata or Hydnopolyporus palmatus

Both are reported to be edible…..but you won’t find me making a meal of it!

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