Content tagged with "fungus"

A Punk Knot - Of Course!

One of the most interesting aspects of my job as Department ombudsman is that citizens will share with me unusual observations and objects from the natural world. More
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A Story with a Morel

I know only two things about morels for certain. More

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder. More

Basic Mushrooming

Safe, successful Missouri mushroom hunting begins with good identification skills and a basic understanding of when, where, and how mushrooms grow. More

Black Trumpets

photo of black trumpets, gray, funnel-shaped mushrooms
The upper surface texture of black trumpets can be smooth to rough and scaly. More

Chanterelle Recipes

Freshly picked chanterelles are the best to eat and can be used in many recipes. More

Dead Man's Fingers (Halved)

Photo of dead man's fingers, a column-shaped fungus, halved, showing white in it
Inside the dead man's fingers fungus, the flesh (that's what the stuff inside a mushroom is really called) is whitish and tough. More

Dead Man's Fingers (Mature)

Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses
Dead man’s fingers is a black, distorted, clublike or finger-shaped fungus with a wrinkled, charcoal-like surface. More

Dead Man's Fingers (Young Specimens)

Photo of dead man's fingers, cluster of small gray clublike fungi on wood
Dead man's fingers grows in clusters at the base of rotting deciduous trees and stumps. In spring, it may be covered with white, powdery spores that blacken as the mushroom matures. More

Dead Man’s Fingers

Photo of mature dead man's fingers mushrooms, lumpy grayish black masses
Xylaria polymorpha
Dead man’s fingers is a black, distorted, clublike or finger-shaped fungus with a wrinkled, charcoal-like surface. It grows in clusters at the base of rotting deciduous trees and stumps. More