Grifola frondosa

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Grifola frondosa

18 October 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Hen of the Woods

Flesh

White, firm

Smell

Mouse urine

Taste

Pleasant, becoming acrid with age

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent in southern England, rare further north

Habitat

At the base of deciduous trees, especially oak and beech

Edibility

Edible

Additional Photographs

Grifola frondosa

18 October 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin