Armillaria tabescens

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

A parasitic and or saprobic fungus that attacks hardwood roots. Cap is 4 to 8cm across, convex then expanded and irregular, ochre brown with darker cottony scales. It has no ring or ring zone on its stem, and it is usually a dull, tawny brown.

Grows in clusters on hardwoods in late summer and early fall. It can be seen in large clusters on lawns following heavy rains.

Edible Notes: Considered edible when fully cooked. The honey mushroom, Armillaria mellea, is more commonly eaten and recommended instead.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.