Black Trumpet
(Craterellus fallax)
Black Trumpet
Black Trumpet sculpture
This black or gray to dark brown, hollow, trumpet-shaped, hollow mushroom is 3/8 to 3-1/4 inches wide and 1-1/4 to 5-1/2 inches tall.
Black Trumpet Mushroom

Black Trumpet

North America in the summer and fall, sometimes in great quantity.

The black trumpet grows under deciduous trees throughout

The cap margin is wavy, the outer surface smooth to wrinkled, and the brittle flesh is thin and fruity-fragrant. The spore print is creamy white to ochre-orange. Nothing poisonous looks like it.

Black Trumpets

Black Trumpets, side view

Also called the trumpet of death because of its appearance, nothing could be further from the truth.

Its rich, smoky flavor makes it ideal sautéed, in soups, sauces, casseroles, mock egg dishes, and a huge variety of recipes.