A beautiful matsutake button.
The elusive Matsutake or Pine mushroom. These mushrooms are hard to find and while some people look for them poking up through the forest floor others swear they can find them by smell. As with our Spring Mushroom Photo Page and our Fall Mushroom Page here is a selection of photographs we took of the pine mushrooms.
Remember - always get your mushrooms checked by a knowledgeable person before eating. It's a good idea to eat just a little of an edible mushroom that is new to you and check for a reaction, then go wild and indulge yourself.
This pine is open and mature and still in great shape. | A good look at the broken veil of a pine mushroom.
This pine is just past the button stage. | See the second pine just behind the front one?
A matsutake peeking out from the forest floor. | Lifting up the forest carpet reveals two matsutakes.
Hidden pine mushrooms. | Revealed pine mushrooms.