Monday, 18 May 2009

Jew' Ear fungus

A common Fungus, often found growing on Elder, and edible. It feels rather strange to touch and really is incredibly ear-like! Grows throughout the year (photo taken this morning).


  1. I am so timid when it comes to wild fungi, if someone knowledgeable is with me and can point out the edible stuff, then I'll pick some. Otherwise I wish our pharmacies were like those in France where you can take fungi in for identification. I am sure my caution is seeing good edible stuff left ignored!

  2. You and me both Heskie. When I lived in Dorset, I used to go on annual Fungi Forays with the local Naturalist group, with an expert on hand to identify our finds. I am not a great mushroom fan at the best of times, so am happy to leave the wild ones in their environment! I love to identify them though.