Plant ID forum: Is this Hen of the Woods?

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Sep 20, 2016 7:24 PM CST
Located in Vermont, USA
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Sep 21, 2016 1:38 AM CST
I don't think so. Its some kind of shelf fungus.

Sep 21, 2016 2:36 PM CST
It looks like pictures of Chicken of the Woods to me....someone on a mushroom forum said it is. Anyone else care to weigh in?

Thanks for all of your help :-)
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
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Sep 21, 2016 3:44 PM CST
It sounds like you had your mind made up before you posted.

Have a good day.
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
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Sep 22, 2016 12:18 PM CST
Hen of the Woods IS a shelf fungus.

It sounds like you made up your mind before you posted, too.....
Since you gave no information to back up your assertion, what's wrong with an innocent invitation for more opinions?

I think perhaps the opening poster meant, Chicken of the Woods (also a shelf fungus)?

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Sep 22, 2016 12:29 PM CST
I have no clue what it is but we do have a Fungi Forum here:
Perhaps someone who is knowledegable about the Hen/Chicken of the woods will recognize it.

My late father-in-law was good at identifying edible fungi but he did not pass the skill along to me.

Here are two links I found online that might help you. (I still wouldn't be brave enough to eat anything without an accurate identification. *Blush* )
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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