Thursday, 11 December 2014

Jew's ear

This is Auricularia auricula-judae, the latin name derived from the old folk name of Judas' ear.  Over time this became corrupted to Jew's ear.  The name originates in the belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from an elder tree.  This Jew's ear fungus is growing on an old elder tree in my wood.

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