Lions mane, hericium
Ok...now I thought that lions mane grew in Manitoba. There is a MB herbalist that sells it in a different region the province. It would be really great to harvest it myself if I should find it. So far, I have not found literature that says that it has any poisonous lookalikes. I am scared to try foraging mushrooms, but this one sounds like a fairly safe one to start with...should I actually find it locally. I am not sure it is in my region.
There are different names for those in this genus (I don't know why that surprised me, lol). Also, not all of the common names refer to the same mushroom. This can be obvious while looking at what some call hedgehog mushroom. This makes things very difficult when looking for more information.
Bear's head tooth mushroom looks somewhat like lion's mane, with the exception of some pictures, here: https://northernbushcraft.com/topic.php?name=bear%27s+head+tooth+mushroom®ion=mb&ctgy=edible_mushrooms
Yet I read that lion's mane is a different species than this, and lion's mane is not mentioned by this name on this site. How do I know for sure which is lion's mane? Is the bear's head tooth pictured actually lion's mane by a different common name?