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The crown-tipped coral fungus is white to yellowish and about an inch or two tall with little spikey crown-shaped tops on its “branches”. It grows on long-dead wood in North America and is edible, with a peppery taste that tends to disappear when cooked. The video below describes where to find this fungus species, how to identify it, and how to harvest and cook it. The links below the video feature more pics and species information.

Artomyces pyxidatus
Crown-Tipped Coral
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Crown Tipped Coral Fungus

The Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea) is edible!
How’d you like to find this in your backyard?!

Edible Puffball

Did you know that BLUE mushrooms grow in America?
Click the pic for MORE pics (and click “Detail” at the top of that page for more info on this species!)

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Can you find a LIANA?

Everyone, when exploring the woods, can find several examples of “tree” or “shrub”… but can you find an example of a liana?
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