I'm finding varieties of these in mixed hardwood forest. By everything I'm reading they seem safe to eat, in soup or stirfry. Yes?
Not often. Most of the eastern NA Ramaria species are bitter. A. pyxidatus and R. kunzei are not very substantial. Clavulina cristata is okay. If I find a particularly fresh firm one I may take it home to eat. When it comes to edibles, I mainly concentrate on ones that are "choice".