Oyster Mushroom

Name: Oyster Mushroom

Scientific name: Pleurotus ostreatus

Category: Fungi

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: Grows on trees, particularly on beech trees in the autumn and winter.

How to identify: A blueish-grey mushroom, becoming paler fawn as it gets older.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: Oyster mushroom causes the trees on which it grows to rot.

Photograph credit: Johnnie Walker

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