Polyozellus marymargaretae – Maggie’s Blue Chanterelle

Maggie’s Blue Chanterelle is named after one of Linda’s early mentors in Portland, Maggie Rogers. (More about Maggie here: https://www.fungimag.com/spring-2019-articles-02/Rogers.pdf.) Polyozellus multiplex is a complex of species, now with 4 added names. This beautiful multi-petaled specimen often looks black in the woods until turned over in the sunlight. The blue, deep blue-black hues appear in the Chanterelle-like ridges that run down the petals. It is a delicious edible whose flavor gets stronger with age and whose petals are susceptible to a white mold.  

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