Orange Jelly Mushroom

Halloween Orange Jelly

A perfect sighting for Halloween, this bright orange brain-looking fungus called Orange Jelly (Dacrymyces palmatus), often mistaken as Witch’s Butter. Orange Jelly usually appears late in the fall and can be found on softwood. It dissolves into a wet, formless mass as it gets older and changes from yellow to a dull red/orange. It is edible but apparently flavourless and not worth eating. They “melt” when cooked so must be eaten raw, pickled or marinated.

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