Wild Mushroom Guide
Our mushroom guide is not a comprehensive guide of UK mushrooms. There are roughly 15,000 types of wild fungi in the UK; we have provided a simple guide of the best ones to eat and the most important ones not to pick.
If you are identifying mushrooms please use multiple sources of identification and never eat anything unless you are 100% sure what it is. We will not be held responsible for the use of the information in this website.
If you want to learn more about mushroom foraging then why not book on one of our Foraging Courses
Edible Poisonous In Season All
|Latin Name||Common Name||Type||Season Start||Season End|
|Auricularia auricula-judae||Wood Ears||Edible||All year||All year|
|Flammulina velutipes||Velvet Shank||Edible||January||March|
|Hypholoma fasciculare||Sulphur Tuft||Poisonous||All year||All year|
|Piptoporus betulinus||Birch Polypore||Edible||All year||All year|
|Pleurotus ostreatus||Oyster Mushroom||Edible||All year||All year|
|Polyporus squamosus||Dryads Saddle||Edible||February||August|
|Sarcoscypha coccinea||Scarlet Elf Cup||Edible||January||April|