Content tagged with "edible mushroom"

Elegant Stinkhorn

Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime
Mutinus elegans
The elegant stinkhorn is a long, tapered, pinkish orange column with a greenish brown, smelly slime covering the top and a white cup around the base. It grows on leafy debris, mulch piles, and rotting wood. More

Elegant Stinkhorn

Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime
The elegant stinkhorn is a long, tapered, pinkish orange column with a greenish brown, smelly slime covering the top and a white cup around the base. More

Fairy Ring Mushroom

Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass
Marasmius oreades
The fairy ring mushroom has a tan to reddish brown, knobbed cap with off-white gills. It grows in grassy areas, lawns, meadows, often in circles called fairy rings. More

Fairy Ring Mushroom

Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass
The fairy ring mushroom has a tan to reddish brown, knobbed cap with off-white gills. It grows in grassy areas, lawns, meadows, often in circles called fairy rings. More

Gem-Studded Puffball

Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms
Lycoperdon perlatum
The gem-studded puffball is a white, rounded to turban-shaped ball, densely covered with spiny warts, developing a pore at the top. It grows on the ground in open woods, along roads, in waste areas. More

Gem-Studded Puffball

Photo of a gem-studded puffball, a brownish ball mushroom
The gem-studded puffball is a turban-shaped ball, densely covered with spiny, detachable warts that are especially dense at the top. More

Gem-Studded Puffball

Photo of gem-studded puffballs, round, white mushrooms with small spiny warts
Considered an excellent edible mushroom, when young and fresh—with caution. Cut open each puffball from top to bottom to make sure of your identification. Gem-studded puffballs are very common and tasty mushrooms. More

Gem-Studded Puffball Texture

Photo of gem-studded puffball mushroom showing spiny warts on surface
The outside of a gem-stuffed puffball is covered not with gems but with spiny, detachable warts that are especially dense at the top. More

Gem-Studded Puffballs (Mature)

Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms
The gem-studded puffball is a white, rounded to turban-shaped ball, densely covered with spiny warts, developing a pore at the top. It grows on the ground in open woods, along roads, in waste areas. When gem-studded puffballs are mature, a pore opening at the top releases spores that look like thick, olive brown dust. More

Giant Puffball

Photo of giant puffball mushroom, with hand for scale.
The giant puffball is a large, white, smooth ball. The interior is completely white when young and becomes yellowish green with age. It grows in open pastures, woods, and lawns. More