An edible species related to the poisonous Sulphur Tuft (Hypholoma fasciculare), this mushroom is very aggressive and prolific, sometimes evicting other mushrooms out of their patches to set up camp. I have seen Brick Tops take over our mulch walking trail turning it into a orange-reddish carpet with wall to wall mushrooms in the winter, such a heavy fruiter! This mushroom is a little on the difficult side to ID, so make sure you can distinguish between the two in this genus before eating and send us some photos to confirm!
|Edibility and Taste||This cap is edible but the stem is a bit tough. Nutty and very good! Also good for pickling.|
|Grows On||Outdoors this mushroom prefers hardwood logs laid out on the ground like a raft. Indoors this mushroom prefers supplemented sawdust in bags, cutting a short slit on the side or top of the bag.|