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Edible Mushrooms in the Yukon.

Black Morel mushroom
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Black Morel

(Morchella Elata)

Black morels are highly prized edible mushrooms. Appearing in early Spring they grow alone or numerous, usually near conifers. Their taste is mild and pleasant as is their odor. Cook before eating.

Chicken Of The Woods

(Laetiporus sulphureus)

Has a mild taste and odor. Cook before eating. Appearing in spring, summer, and fall. The Chicken of the Woods can be found growing in overlapping groups on logs, stumps, or wounds of trees. The mushroom can be be used as a substitute for chicken prepared in most the same ways. If there were any vegetarian miners dining at the Arctic Restaurant this was one way Frederick Trump could serve them.

Chicken Of The Woods mushroom
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Comb Tooth Mushroom mushroom.
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Comb Tooth Mushroom

(Hericium Coralloides)

Comb Toothed Mushrooms should be cooked before eating and have a mild odor and nutty taste. They appear in late summer and fall on conifers and hardwoods.

Common Puffball

(Lycoperdon Pperlatum)

Common Puffball has a mild taste with no odor. Cook before eating.

Common Puffball mushroom.
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Fairy Ring Mushroom.
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Fairy Ring

(Marasmius oreades)

The taste is mild and peasant. Cook before eating.

Hedgehog Mushroom

(Hydnum Repandum)

With a pleasant taste and no odor, Hedgehog Mushrooms should be cooked before eating.

Hedgehog mushroom.
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Horse mushroom.
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Horse Mushroom

(Agaricus arvensis)

With a light licorice or anise aroma they would be a wonderful addition to recipes looking for some pizzaz. Cook before eating for the mild flavor. It appears in late summer and fall, growing in grassy areas, meadows and fields.

Ink Cap Mushroom

(Coprinopsis Atramentaria)

Cook before eating. They have a mild taste with no odor. The blackened areas are bitter so collecting when young and cooking in water avoids a black inky mess.

Ink Cap mushroom.
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