Content tagged with "edible mushroom"

Lobster Mushroom

Photo of lobster mushroom, which is orange-yellow and finely bumpy
The cap, gills, and stalk of a host mushroom are covered by a finely bumpy, vivid orange to orange-red crust of mold. The gills of the host mushroom can be entirely obscured by the parasite. More

Lobster Mushroom

Photo of lobster mushroom, an orange, dirty fungus, emerging from underground
The "lobster" can often be found by looking under humps on the forest floor. There are no lookalikes in Missouri. More

Meadow Mushroom

Photo of a meadow mushroom, a white, capped, mushroom, emerging from soil
The meadow mushroom is usually found scattered to abundant in grassy areas, urban lawns, and, yes, meadows. More

Meadow Mushroom

Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills
The meadow mushroom has a smooth white to light grayish cap and pinkish brown gills. The stem has a delicate ring that may wear away. This mushroom is found in lawns and other grassy areas. More

Meadow Mushroom

Photo of two meadow mushrooms, at different angles, white with pinkish tan gills
Agaricus campestris
The meadow mushroom has a smooth white to light grayish cap and pinkish brown gills. It's found in lawns and other grassy areas. More

Mica Cap (Common Inky)

Photo of mica cap cluster, bell-shaped, brown, capped mushrooms
The mica cap has a bell-shaped, tawny brown, radially lined cap and inky gills. It grows in clusters around stumps or on wood debris. More

Mica Cap (Common Inky)

Photo of mica cap cluster, bell-shaped, brown, capped mushrooms
Coprinellus micaceus (formerly Coprinus micaceus)
The mica cap has a bell-shaped, tawny brown, radially lined cap and inky gills. It grows in clusters around stumps or on wood debris. More

Morels

Photo of common morels growing on forest floor
Morchella species
A favorite Missouri wild edible, morels only appear in the spring. They're very hard to see, but that's part of the fun of hunting them. Learn to identify them, and you can enjoy the hunt, too. More

Old Man Of The Woods

Photo of an old man of the woods, a grayish, pored mushroom with a shaggy cap
Strobilomyces floccopus
The old man of the woods has a grayish black, shaggy cap with grayish pores and a grayish black, shaggy stalk. It usually grows singly, on the ground in mixed hardwood forests. More