From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Ashgray Goats’ Beard
Ashgray Goats’ Beard, Coral Mushroom. Clavaria cinera Bull.
Corallium cinereum Hahn. Clavaria grisea Pers. Edible.
The stalk is short with numerous branches, breakable not hollow. Branches and smaller arms thickened, with individually different appearance , a bit wrinkly with coxcomb like points. The whole fungus is ashgray. Often in August, September in woods . It can be eaten but it is bitter.