Poisonous Mushroom Identification for Beginners: Jack O’ Lantern vs 6 Lookalikes


You CAN’T tell the (in)edibility of a mushroom by its color, nor by any single identification marker! Basically you’ll have to learn mushrooms one by one!
Want to know more about toxic mushrooms? start from
the beautiful, entry-level Jack-o’-lantern, and see how it can resemble other 6 edible mushrooms!

Mushrooms discussed in this video:

Jack-o’-lantern: Omphalotus illudens (poisonous)
Chicken of the Woods: Laetiporus sulphureus
Crimson Waxy Cap: Hygrocybe punicea
Smooth Chan: Cantharellus lateritius
Common Chan: Cantharellus cibarius
Honey: Armillaria mellea
Ringless Honey: Armillaria tabescens

Location: Maryland and Virginia


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Be cautious & always refer to multiple reliable sources before consuming any wild edibles!