Eastern cauliflower. A big ruffly mass of long, slender, contorted branches all growing from the same base. Probably typically more tightly frilled than this one here, though some of the forms I observed in my research were a little sparser in their branching. Clearly, I went with that. The really dense fruiting bodies remind me of labyrinths, or those ribbon-like hard candies your grandma used to have in her candy jar. You know the ones I'm talking about - usually multicolored?… Anyway… This piece is part of a small indoor installation at Martin Park Nature Center, along with a couple of other species that I will save for another post. This makes species one out of six included in Niche, which will be up in the park for the duration of April.