winter mushroom

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Related to winter mushroom: Flammulina velutipes, Enoki mushroom, Velvet foot
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Noun1.winter mushroom - an edible agaric that is available in early spring or late fall when few other mushrooms are; has a viscid smooth orange to brown cap and a velvety stalk that turns black in maturity and pallid gills; often occur in clusters
agaric - a saprophytic fungus of the order Agaricales having an umbrellalike cap with gills on the underside
Flammulina, genus Flammulina - a genus of agarics
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In China, different forms of Shiitake are known by various names such as xiang-gu, the fragrant mushroom, dong-gu, the winter mushroom, and hua-gu, the flower mushroom or variegated mushroom (Chen 2001).
Standing in stoic defiance of icy temperatures that would flash freeze most other fungi, the tawny-capped winter mushroom, Flammulina velutipes, fruits in the dead of winter even in the most northern states, giving heart to winter-weary 'shroom hunters who are in search of something--anything--to put in their gathering baskets.
Obsidians: Winter Mushroom Hike, 3 miles, 100 feet of elevation gain.