Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius)
The Chanterelle is the prized fungus of the top chefs, considered to be the finest tasting toadstool. Mainly found on broad-leaved woodlands it grows in the leaf litter, usually in groups and often in troops. Although very common I have rarely seen it, may be they are all picked for the kitchen before I get there?
A lovely, distinctive yellow colour the cap is also distinctive from its shape as it forms a deep funnel leaving the gills on the outside visible.
Find out more about the Chanterelle in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Chanterelle?vdt=sp...