False Chanterelle (Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca)

The presence of coniferous woodland on the acidic soils of the Poole Basin, especially in Purbeck, means that the False Chanterelle is a very common fungus here. It appears in troops, often in circles, amongst pine needles. It can occur in other habitat types but it is most common on the heaths. It looks very much like the classic Chanterelle of French cuisine but it is not related.

Not poisonous but apparently it tastes foul!
Find out more about the False Chanterelle in Dorset here:

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