Mushroom Madness: Dryads Saddle

A fairly common mushroom . The name Dryad Saddle comes from Greek mythology, it was said that Dryads, or tree nymphs’ would travel by riding on the backs of these mushroom’s. Dryad Saddles are sometimes called pheasant back mushrooms due to the how the coloring of the cap looks similar to that of a pheasant.

Caps of a Dryad Saddle Mushroom on the side of a tree.

The real question though is can you eat them? Well, according to my research, you can eat these when they’re young but these mushroom as they age tend to become more difficult to chew and they also have a tendency to have maggots inside them so I probably would not. It’s never a good idea to eat wild mushrooms unless they’ve been identify by an expert.

Caps of a Dryad Saddle Mushroom on the side of a tree.

For more information on the Dryads Saddle please visit: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/940028-Cerioporus-squamosus

Published by Scooty Puffs

Freelance Photographer Photo Blogger

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