Observation 148090: Auriscalpium vulgare Gray
When: 2013-09-21
(49.7482° -95.2568° )

Notes: Fairly common though hard to spot. From the ground in mixed woods – birch, aspen, white spruce, jack pine…

The photos really don’t do it justice. I thought it would preserve better, but when dried the cap really shriveled. It’s one of those ones you have to see for yourself…

It’s basically a hairy bendable stalk attached to one end of a flat cap that has teeth below and very hairy on top and margins. Really a cute woodland friend to find (but what is it?)

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Thanks Walt
By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2013-10-11 20:32:14 PDT (-0700)

That’s the one! If I’d known I would have dug a bit more to find the cone. Thank you.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/auriscalpium_vulgare.html

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