We found this fungus and are not sure what it is. Any help is much appreciated; thank you

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  • Where did you find it - was it growing upwards as in your hand, or attached to the side of a tree trunk or similar? Are there any stalks?
    – Bamboo
    Commented May 15, 2016 at 18:04
  • It was in our mulch, growing upwards. Underneath a tree. Didn't see any stalks, no.
    – Silver
    Commented May 15, 2016 at 18:08

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This looks very like Otidea onotica commonly growing on wood mulch ; In France we call this Hare's Ear.

edit suggested by Stephi

I'm pretty sure it is that one, even if wikipedia pictures is a little too colored. Here's another place to confirm.

  • 2
    That seems to be a bit hasty - Pezziales, including the genus otidea, are a quite diverse group. And the specimen in this question look different than the ones in the link you gave. With mushrooms, an id based on one photo can be risky, especially if you suggest edibility.
    – Stephie
    Commented May 15, 2016 at 18:33
  • I removed my edibility suggest.
    – J. Chomel
    Commented May 16, 2016 at 7:15

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