Saturday, 10 November 2007

Willow/Grey Fire Bracket

While out walking I found several specimens of the Willow or Grey fire bracket fungus. The specimen I collected is almost identical to the one featured in my field guide (a text book specimen you might say!).

The native people of North America and Alaska used to (and I believe still do) dry and burn this fungus and use the resulting ash as an alternative to chewing tobacco.

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