Auricularia angiospermarum (4 Photos and Description)

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Auricularia angiospermarum is one of two "Tree Ears" common to the N.A. temperate zone. It is a saprotrophic jelly fungus that grows from dead hardwoods. The other "Tree Ear" we have is Auricularia americana, which grows on Balsam Fir, a conifer. The species Auricularia auricula has been determined to be a European Tree Ear that does not occur in N.A.  Tree Ears are edible, but if you are taking blood thinners, it is best to avoid them.

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