An edible species 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.
|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.