Mushrooms: White Pine Bolete

Photo of Suillus americanus (White Pine Bolete)

The look of these fresh White Pine Boletes (Suillus americanus) calls to mind scrabbled eggs with a dash of paprika, and the slimy surfaces of this yellow mushroom may explain another common name, Chicken Fat Mushroom. White Pine Boletes grow in association with Eastern White Pine and are reportedly edible (I've not tried them).

As with any wild food, be sure to positively identify any mushrooms you plan to eat and consult several sources to obtain information on edibility and proper preparation before sampling. For more details on this species, see the profiles at (To view the following images in full-size, click here.)

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