What is this? Fungus?

Asked September 10, 2018, 10:41 AM EDT

Hello, I found this growing in my front yard this morning. Any idea what it is? For background my "yard" is basically a second growth fir forest with a few dozen 100' + tall firs. Thank you!

Marion County Oregon

2 Responses

This looks like Phaeolus schwinitzii, Dyers polypore. It is prized as a dyestuff for making green, gold, and brown shades. It routinely grows at the base of conifers.

Thank you Steve! I am thrilled to learn what it is. I am going to read up on polypores!