Grouped sulphur tuft found along a trail. Yellow-orange convex cap with lighter yellow margin. Greenish gills on hymenium. Bright yellow stipe with rusty brown scales at base. Mild smell, but extremely bitter taste.
Found growing in a trimmed tree planter in the soil off of just one measly twig.
Weather was and had been rainy around 50-55 degrees for the past few days.
I walk past this area all the time and the mushrooms only seemed to show on the most rainy of days.
Spore print was dark brown and gills were an electric yellow-green. Spores measured 5.2 x 4.55.
Year and month correct, day approximate
Hypholoma fasciculare, commonly known as the sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover, is a common woodland mushroom, often in evidence when hardly any other mushrooms are to be found. This saprophagic small gill fungus grows prolifically in large clumps on stumps, dead roots or rotting trunks of broadleaved trees.