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Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
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Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)

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Also known as Sulphar Bracket. This can be found throughout the UK during the months of May to November. Found in the trunks of oak and yew trees each lobe can be up to 20cms wide and 5cms in depth.

Called 'chicken of the woods' as it can be eaten when young. It is pale yellow with a bright yellow edge which fades with age.




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