The common identify of this fungus is seen as politically incorrect within the Canada the place the name Jelly Ear is getting used as a substitute. Why I do not know: Dicentra cucullaria is called Dutchman’s Breeches and we even have Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus edulis), so where’s the problem? Jew’s Ear apparently gets its identify from a belief that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from an Elder Tree. He was obviously very thorough. Depending on which legend you learn he additionally hanged himself from a Judas Tree (Cercis siliquastrum) and a Hawthorn. Anyway, it’s a quite common fungus which I have only ever discovered on Elder, though it apparently happens on different bushes. Its Latin identify of Auricularia auricula-judaea is a direct translation of its common identify. I noticed these specimens yesterday when out on a walk with my friend John Pimm near Charwelton. I consulted Google and found a recipe for cooking Jew’s Ears with sorrel and ginger. Based on the usual books it’s edible. Call me conservative but I am unable to claim I’m tempted. Here is more info in regards to shroom capsules look at our web-page.