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Iowa Golden Oyster

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Found these last week in Iowa. Believe to be Golden oyster mushroom. Has anyone else ever found these in the Midwest? My understanding is they are not native to the US.

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Nice photo! Sure looks like the Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus). This species in not native to NA (as far as I know). It is hypothesized that the species "naturalized" as a result of people growing these mushrooms in cultivation kits. I have seen reports of this species from PA, MD, and NJ. Not sure if any existing reports originate from the Midwest. Iowa may very well be the western most occurrence reported in NA. 

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What kind of tree did you find those on? I’m in Omaha and curious. 

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