Laetiporus cincinnatus – White-pored Chicken of the Woods

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White-pored Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus cincinnatus) is an edible polypore found growing at the base of oak trees from July-October.
There are multiple Laetiporus (Chicken of the Woods) species. The white-pored chicken of the woods is known to be the best tasting species.
Laetiporus cincinnatus is lighter colored than other Laetiporus species. It grows in a rosette pattern. It often appears to be terrestrial, but in fact is growing from underground roots of oak trees.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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