scaly pholiota

The Ruddy and the Scaly

Below is pictured Panellus ringens, a mushroom I had never seen before. These ruddy little stemless wonders were a complete surprise - I had never even heard of this species before. The only others of the genus I’ve run across are P. stipticus and P. mitis, both much duller in color. Rhyme accomplished.

And this… this is the incomparable Pholiota squarrosa. Scaly beyond compare. So photogenic. These turned out to be quite common.