Honey Mushroom


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Honey Mushroom

 

(Armillaria mellea), a hymenomycetous mushroom of the family Tricholomataceae. The top of the cap is grayish yellow with dark scales; the underside has white gills. Young mushrooms have a white membranous cover on the cap’s underside. As the mushroom matures, the cover opens and remains in the form of a ring on the long, straight stem. Honey mushrooms grow in clusters on tree stumps, fallen trees, and roots. They also live as parasites on the base of living trees. Decayed wood containing the mycelia of honey mushrooms glows in the dark. The mushrooms are edible.

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The "stumpers" or honey mushrooms came in September and grew in clusters around rotting stumps and in the open bush.
One day in the fall, I came across the unusual sight of clusters of little velvet -headed honey mushrooms clinging to the dirt of an uprooted spruce tree towering ten to twelve feet over my head.