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mushroom foraging guide Jews Ear

Names

Common: Jews Ear, Ear Fungus

Latin: Auricularia auricula-judae

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Has little taste, but is widely used in Oriental cooking for its texture.

Preserving: Dries easily. 

Season

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Description

Cap: Brown. Irregularly ear-shaped

Spores: White

Flesh: Jelly-like or rubbery

Habitat: In cluster on dead wood.

Frequency: Common