Proper identification of chanterelle mushrooms is crucial if you want to start harvesting them from the wild. There are poisonous false species; so making a mistake could lead to a miserable intestinal adventure. Yet don't let that scare you off! With practice, chanterelle identification will become easier.
The most common type, white mushrooms range in size from tiny—called button, which are harvested when young and have the mildest flavor—to jumbo, which can be stuffed and baked. Creamy white to pale tan, they have a firm texture and a delicate flavor.
Enokitake (榎茸, エノキタケ, Japanese pronunciation:, /ᵻˌnoʊkiˈtɑːkiː/), also Enokidake (榎茸, エノキダケ, Japanese pronunciation:, /ᵻˌnoʊkiˈdɑːkiː/) or Enoki (榎, エノキ, Japanese pronunciation:, /ᵻˈnoʊki/), is a long, thin white mushroom used in East Asian cuisine (such as that of China, Japan, Vietnam and Korea).
• Hen-of-the-woods mushrooms are described as "fall" mushrooms, but they can be found as early as late August, and as late as November. • "Hens" grow best in damp conditions. Although much of Minnesota is currently experiencing a moderate drought, that can change quickly.
Boletus edulis (English: penny bun, cep, porcino or porcini) is a basidiomycete fungus, and the type species of the genus Boletus. Widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere across Europe, Asia, and North America, it does not occur naturally in the Southern Hemisphere, although it has been introduced to southern Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.
Pleurotus eryngii (also known as King Trumpet Mushroom, French Horn Mushroom, King Oyster mushroom, King Brown Mushroom, Boletus Of The Steppes,[Note 1] Trumpet Royale, Ali'i Oyster) is an edible mushroom native to Mediterranean regions of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa, but also grown in many parts of Asia.
True Morel Mushroom: Cap is covered in pits and ridges. It appears to be pitted inwards. Cap is more uniformly shaped and often longer than the stem (not always true with half-free morels). Cap is attached directly to the stem. With half-free morels half of the cap is attached to the stem, with just the bottom half hanging free.