Hen of the woods
|A massive Burr Oak on west Needmore Hwy in Eaton County, Michigan. The trunk is probably about 5' in diameter. Three hen-of-the-woods mushrooms. One nestled between buttresses in center of trunk. Two immediately to the left of the trunk|
|A close up of one mushroom.|
|Close up of another. All three mushrooms are about head sized.|
Unidentified mushroomFound growing beneath European Oak, Black Locust and Norway Spruce. Canopy had been thinned out by approximately 30% the winter before. Trees removed were Norway Spruce and NM-6 hybrid poplar.
|A rich chestnut color. This mushroom was one of a cluster of about eight that were growing so closely together that they were bumping together.|
|Edges are wavy. I apologize for the color distortion. Depression in center.|
|Small "pimples" scattered on top near the center. Typical "pimple" seen above and sightly to the left-of-center of the crater in the top of the mushroom.|
This keyed out as Gymnopilus junonius "Spectacular Rustgill".
What are the odds that the two large mushrooms I find growing on my property (besides puffballs) are hallucinogenic?