Hen of the Woods - Grifola frondosa

    Description

    Grifola frondosa is a soft-fleshed polypore recognized by its brown, wavy caps, which are organized in large clusters of rosettes arising from a single, branched stem structure.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It is usually found near the bases of oaks, where it causes a butt rot.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Infrequent and rather localised in Britain and Ireland.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map