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Hoosierfunguy

Old Man of The Woods

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Strobilomyces strobilaceus aka "Old Man of The Woods" grows all throughout my lot.  The cap and the stipe have gray to black scales that feel fuzzy when young.  The flesh is a dirty white and the pore surface is a grayish white when young,  becoming black with age.  The stipe, pores and flesh bruise rather quickly to an orange color then becoming rusty to black within a few minutes.  They are edible, and have a pretty thick and delicious mushroom flavor.  They grow under oaks between late July and October.  My soil here is also sandy,  but I don't know how picky they are with soil types.  I rarely find worms on the young ones,  such as are pictured below.  

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