The Hedgehog mushroom can be found across North America and in certain parts of Europe where there are a lot of coniferous or deciduous woodland present.
The mushroom features a roundish oval cap that ranges in colour from tan to light orange. The caps can range in size from 2 inches up to 6 inches across and the stem is typically 1-2 inches long and is pleasantly fragrant.
The underside of the cap is covered with small white spines and is generally thought of as the origin of it’s name as it resembles the quills of a Hedgehog.
It is a delicious Fall-Winter mushroom that is a prize to find in the wild or at your local Emperor retailer!