Small, funnel-shaped mushrooms. Pale gold to brown in color. Delicate peppery flavor with a sweet aroma reminiscent of apricots Chanterelles grow in many areas of North America, but are most numerous on the West Coast.
They have tall, peaked, honeycombed caps, and are completely hollow. Their flavor is described as an earthy combination of butter and faint smoke. These characteristics are said to improve or even intensify with drying.