Armillaria mellea


Common Names: Honey mushroom, honey fungus
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Honey Mushrooms


This species is capable of producing light via bioluminiscence. Cap is convex to broadly convex or flat in age; the margin is often arched in maturity; dry or tacky; color variable, but typically honey yellow; smooth or sometimes with a few tiny, dark scales concentrated near the center and vaguely radially arranged.

The fungus produces mushrooms around the base of trees it has infected in the fall after rains. It is typically found on hardwoods but may be found around and on other living and dead wood or in open areas.

Edible Notes: The mushrooms are edible but some people may be intolerant to them.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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