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

Giant Puffball

Calvatia gigantea (Langermannia gigantea)
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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Photo of golden chanterelles, yellow and white vase-shaped mushrooms

Golden Chanterelle (Girolle)

Cantharellus cibarius
Golden chanterelles have a bright orange to yellow cap with wavy margins; beneath, they're orange-yellow, with forked ridges (not true gills) descending the stalk. They grow in soil.

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Photo of golden chanterelles, yellow and white vase-shaped mushrooms

Golden Chanterelles

Golden chanterelles have a bright orange to yellow cap with wavy margins; beneath, they're orange-yellow, with forked ridges (not true gills) descending the stalk. They grow in soil.

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Photo of green cracking russula, greenish-capped, gilled mushroom

Green Cracking Russula

Green cracking russula has a cap with a greenish, cracked, mosaic-like top, and cream-colored gills. It grows singly or in groups in mixed woods.

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Photo of green cracking russula, greenish-capped, gilled mushroom

Green Cracking Russula

Russula virescens
Green cracking russula has a cap with a greenish, cracked, mosaic-like top, and cream-colored gills. It grows singly or in groups in mixed woods.

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Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

Half-Free Morel

The half-free morel is an excellent edible mushroom. It's completely hollow. It has a honeycombed cap with brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. The bottom half hangs free from the whitish stalk.

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Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

Half-Free Morel

Morchella punctipes (formerly M. semilibera)
The half-free morel is an excellent edible mushroom. It's completely hollow. It has a honeycombed cap with brownish black ridges and yellowish brown pits. The bottom half hangs free from the whitish stalk.

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Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom cap

Half-Free Morel Cap

On a half-free morel, the top half of the cap is attached to stalk, while the bottom half hangs free like a skirt. The stalk is completely hollow.

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Photo of three hedgehog mushrooms, two show tan cap, third shows teeth under cap

Hedgehog Mushroom

Hydnum repandum (Dentinum repandum)
The hedgehog mushroom has an irregularly shaped, dull orangish tan cap, with spines or "teeth" on its underside. It grows on the ground in mixed woods.

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