A very unusual mushroom was seen – Strawberries and Cream.

I love the common name of this mushroom - Strawberries and Cream. Its scientific name is Hydnellum peckii and it is also called Bleeding Hydnellum. Ken Browning and Anne Little came across one recently.

Hydnellum peckii, Strawberries and Cream, by Ken Browning

Ken photographed a young one, as it is white. The red beads on top are seen in moist weather. It is inedible but certainly unique and lovely to observe in the forest.

Thanks to Ken for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

2 thoughts on “A very unusual mushroom was seen – Strawberries and Cream.

  1. What a cool sighting. I have always wanted to see one in person. I was up last weekend and overwhelmed (and thrilled) with the fungal explosion happening there. Can't wait to get back up in the next couple of weeks.

    1. Jeanne Jackson

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      The explosion continues! After being away for a few days, we found more matsutakes, black trumpets and hedgehogs!


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