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Photo of an elegant stinkhorn mushroom, a pink column covered with brown slime

Elegant Stinkhorn

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.

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Photo of elegant stinkhorn mushroom and immature eggs, with one egg cut in half.

Elegant Stinkhorn

The mature elegant stinkhorn is a tapered orange or pink column. The immature stages look like small white eggs. Cutting them in half is important for identification: Halved stinkhorn eggs look very different from immature capped mushrooms, in which you can see the developing mushroom cap. Stinkhorns can go from an unopened egg to fully mature in just a few hours.

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Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass

Fairy Ring Mushroom

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.

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Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass

Fairy Ring Mushroom

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.

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Photo of a gem-studded puffball, a brownish ball mushroom

Gem-Studded Puffball

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

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Photo of gem-studded puffballs, round, white mushrooms with small spiny warts

Gem-Studded Puffball

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.

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Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

Gem-Studded Puffball

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.

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Photo of gem-studded puffball mushroom showing spiny warts on surface

Gem-Studded Puffball Texture

The outside of a gem-stuffed puffball is covered not with gems but with spiny, detachable warts that are especially dense at the top.

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Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

Gem-Studded Puffballs (Mature)

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.

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Photo of a giant puffball, a large, smooth, rounded mushroom, growing in grass

Giant Puffball

The giant puffball is a huge, white, smooth ball with a completely white interior that becomes yellowish green with age. It grows in open pastures, woods, and lawns.

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