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Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

Photo of wood ear mushroom, which looks like a brownish human ear stuck to a log

Wood ear is an edible and medicinal mushroom. A related species is cultivated in Asia and sold in the United States in Asian markets. In Chinese, its name is "Hei mu-er." You may have eaten it in Chinese hot and sour soup.

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