Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Do you smell mushrooms?


Good mushroom weather, we've been having. Rain, the first cold nights, a little warmth in the day.


Blewits - Clitocybe nuda - the typical pale lavender is fading in these specimens, but still a fresh enough clutch for a light lunch, on toast. The spore print is pale buff. Spore prints are important.


I had never seen these, before, below. Very striking.


Turns out they are Leucoagaricus americanus, and are edible. They caused some excitement in a mushroom forum.


See their distinctive, fat stems...


This cap was about five inches across. 

I'm not  a very adventurous mushroom eater, and I do my homework, so don't panic. I only brought one home to identify, and it will not be lunch.

Yet.


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