Leccinum scabrum (2 Photos and Description)

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"Birch Bolete", "Scaber Stalk”  It has a brown bun-shaped cap with soft flesh. White-gray pores. Stipe fibrous, club-shaped, gray-white with gray-black scales. Color of flesh barely stains when cut. Ochre-brown spore print. Mycorrhizal with birch, often on damp ground. Not a choice edible. Does not keep well once gathered. Widespread in eastern North America. Fruits singly or in small groups  under birch.

Leccinum scabrum