Fungi facts

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Wood ble­wit Large mush­room of late au­tumn, wood­land, some­times rings in fields. Pur­ple all over when young. Soft, sticky/ slimy. Fra­grant when cooked.

Horn of plenty Posh cousin of the chanterelle, en­tirely black with a su­perb, in­tense flavour.

champignon A hum­ble gar­den or pas­ture fun­gus. Small, pale or­ange and de­li­cious.

Para­sol mush­room A large and tall mush­room of grass­land. Del­i­cate flavour, fi­brous.

Brit­tlegills wood­lands Short of stem, often bright cap colours.

Grow on grass­land. Sweet and nutty when young, bit­ter when ma­ture.

Chanterelle Bright yel­low. Found with oak, beech and pine. Firm tex­ture, smells of apri­cots.

Chicken of the woods Enor­mous, brightyel­low bracket found on oak and some­times sweet ch­est­nut. Mild but pleas­ant flavour, slight fi­brous tex­ture.

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