Edible PA Mushrooms – Western Pennsylvania Mushrooms

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Phylloporus rhodoxanthus

AKA: Gilled Bolete

Lycoperdon pyriforme

AKA: Gem Studded Puffballs, Pear-Shaped Puffball Mushrooms

Cantharellus

AKA: Chanterelle Mushrooms

Armillaria mellea

AKA: Honey Mushrooms

Laetiporus sulphureus - Chicken of the Woods

Hericium Coralloides 

AKA: Coral Tooth Fungus

Polyporus squamosus

AKA: Dryad's Saddle, Pheasant Back

Clavicorona pyxidata

Crowd-Tipped Coral

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