mushrooms to forage in Arkansas

13 Common Types of Wild Mushrooms in Arkansas That People Forage

There are over 13 species of wild mushrooms in Arkansas for which people like to forage. Examples are morels, Lion’s Mane and Chanterelles.

This article is not intended to encourage anyone to consume wild mushrooms in Arkansas and this list is not meant to be a definitive guide.

Listed here are mushroom species that have been reported as mushrooms in Arkansas that people forage.

Always take caution when collecting wild mushrooms. It is easy to get confused and collect look-alikes.

This article was written for entertainment purposes only. It is not to be considered as expert advice. We are not suggesting or implying what is or is not safe to consume. Everyone’s bodies and reactions are different. There are many variables when foraging. Only two examples are: 1. Some wild edibles must be processed to remove toxins. 2. Be aware that many wild edible plants in Arkansas also have toxic lookalikes.
Always seek expert help. Forage at your own risk.

Wild Mushrooms in Arkansas

  • Morels
    -Learn more here: [PRO TIPS] Morel Mushrooms in Arkansas
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Chanterelles
  • Chicken of the Woods mushrooms
  • Puffballs
  • Bolete
    -some species only
  • Wood Ear Mushrooms
  • Brown Jellies
  • Indigo Milk Cap
  • Turkey tails
  • Ganoderma
  • Black Trumpet
  • Lions Mane -Hericium genus

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The morel mushroom is a wild edible mushroom in Arkansas
Morel Mushrooms

Edibility may be defined by criteria that include absence of poisonous effects on humans and desirable taste and aroma. Edible mushrooms are consumed for their nutritional and culinary value.


Please beware of toxic wild mushrooms that are often look-alikes to the edible versions.

Learn more here: [BEWARE] 8 Poisonous Mushrooms in Arkansas

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