there is a similar mushroom found in Europe called Auricularia auricula-judae but in America it differs slightly so it is called Auricularia americana but both look so much like an ear you think the woods can hear ya lol
"Similar jelly fungi include Exidia recisa, which features ridged, concave depressions, and Tremella foliacea, which is a bit more gelatinous and appears like a tightly packed cluster of jelly ears that are fused together. In the southeastern United States, Auricularia fuscosuccinea is virtually identical, to the naked eye, but differs microscopically "
I find ours on Balsam and Spruce trees very well rotted bark falling off or starting to is where the mushrooms pop out of causing the bark to fall off
ok here is some old pictures of this mushroom and other ones as well an old mushroom hunt of mine I thought I had a topic already posted on this mushroom but I dont so lets make one up now it is a very interesting mushroom :) Ive been watching this mushroom for a long time
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Edited by wildedibles, 01 March 2020 - 08:00 AM.