Monday, February 7, 2011

Ear Fungus

This Ear Fungus Hireneola auricula-judae was found today at Dromore Nature Reserve, near Ruan where I went in search of early fungi and plants. It was first commonly known as "Judas's Ear" eventually became "Jew's Ear", while today "Jelly Ear" or other names are sometimes used. It is a widespread winter fungi that grows on dead branches of deciduous trees and shrubs, but it especially favors elder.  

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