Chicken of the Woods

  • cap is weakly banded, orange and yellow
  • grows on living and dead hardwoods
  • edges are yellow
  • underside is yellowish and porous
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Look-alikes in California

The closely related Laetiporus conifericola differs in that it grows on conifers rather than hardwoods, but otherwise has a similar appearance. Although considered edible, it has been implicated in adverse reactions including nausea in some individuals

Related topics: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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