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Amanita (Unknown Species)

Photo of an unknown amanita mushroom with a yellow cap
Eating only a tiny amount of a poisonous amanita species can be deadly. Experienced mushroom hunters avoid amanitas for this reason. Identification can be difficult. Don't eat any parasol-shaped mushrooms with white gills. Several experienced mushroom hunters asked to identify the one in this picture cannot say for sure what it is. More

Amanitas

Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red
Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
This large group of mushrooms accounts for 90 percent of mushroom-related deaths, so every mushroom hunter should be familiar with amanitas. They contain one of the deadliest poisons found in nature! More

Blusher

Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red
The blusher (Amanita rubescens) has a tan to reddish brown cap with pinkish brown patches and a ring on the stalk; the entire mushroom bruises reddish. It grows on the ground in oak woods and under white pines. More

Blusher

Photo of a young blusher, stout whitish mushroom with pinkish tan, spotted cap
The cap is convex, flattening with age, and reddish brown with pinkish brown patches. It bruises reddish. The texture is smooth with cottony patches and is slightly tacky when wet. More

Blusher

Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red
Amanita rubescens
The blusher has a tan to reddish brown cap with pinkish brown patches and a ring on the stalk; the entire mushroom bruises reddish. It grows on the ground in oak woods and under white pines. More

Destroying Angel

Photo of destroying angel, a white mushroom, showing all aboveground parts
This is a deadly poisonous mushroom. Symptoms of poisoning often don’t appear until 6–24 hours after eating, and include vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. Later, kidney or liver dysfunction occurs and can lead to death. Animals, including pets and livestock, are not immune to the toxin. More

Destroying Angel

Photo of destroying angel showing large saclike cup around the base of stalk
The destroying angel (Amanita bisporigera) is all white, with a ring on the stalk and a large, saclike cup around the base of the stalk. This deadly poisonous mushroom is common, growing on the ground in mixed woods and in grass near trees. More

Destroying Angel

Photo of destroying angel showing large saclike cup around the base of stalk
Amanita bisporigera
The destroying angel is all white, with a ring on the stalk and a large, saclike cup around the base of the stalk. This deadly poisonous mushroom is very common, growing on the ground in mixed woods and in grass near trees. More

Destroying Angel

Photo of two destroying angels, all-white, capped, gilled mushroom
The stalk of a destroying angel is white, with a cottony to shaggy texture, and there is a ring below the cap. More

Destroying Angel (Variety)

Photo of several destroying angels, white, gilled mushrooms, at different ages
The destroying angel is very common. It grows on the ground in mixed woods and in grass near trees. It helps trees to grow. It is a beautiful mushroom, but it is deadly poisonous if you eat it. Look, but do not taste! More