Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus found in Europe and North America. Its common names are crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods. Its fruit bodies grow as striking golden-yellow shelf-like structures on tree trunks and branches.
Depending on the tree is comes from it can make some people shit their brains out. I recommend any new mushroom you should test a small amount. I know an older person who ate morels for 40 years then all of the sudden they started making her sick ever time she would eat them.
And this was up close towards Ranier. Probably one of the pine tree looking trees. Or whatever is in these parts. You would know better than I would actually, it was at the carbon river rainforest trail
Anyone ever found oysters that look like this? The color is very honey mushroom but I’m fairly certain they aren’t honey mushrooms. The gills run down the stalk and the spore print is white. I know oysters are highly variable but these don’t resemble any pics I find. The Petersons field guide says “white to gray to yellow” then shows a picture of a solid dark brown cap …
I need to invest in some higher quality field guides
I was mostly asking about the cap color, hence the lack of other pics. Gills are decurrent, spore print is white, stalks are off center and barely there at all, if at all, growing on a dead tulip poplar stump, several weeks of below frost temps.
Everything checks out on my end except 1) I’ve never found wild oysters and 2) they have splotches 3) they aren’t what I’d consider smooth. I don’t know what else could they be but not I’m not sure enough to eat them yet.
I think I posted pics of this same organism before too while on the stump from last year