Pleurotus pulmonarius
(Oyster Mushroom, Cottonwood Oyster)
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Location: Colorado
Smell: Mushroomy
Spore Print: White
Edibility: Edible
Color: Tan / Brown

Grows at lower elevations usually near water with Cottonwood trees. They are very common in the city along small streams in the spring. Look on fallen logs, old stumps and dead trees.

This is one of the most abundant spring mushrooms. They are usually found while looking for Blonde Morels. They are most commonly growing on dead Cottonwood logs and rotting stumps where there is abundant moisture. They can begin fruiting in March some years and continue all the way into late May.

Last Updated:
May 10 2019 10:25 AM

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