Content tagged with "Mushrooms"

Photo of gabled false morel, a floppy, orange club fungus

Gabled False Morel

Gyromitra brunnea
The gabled false morel has a reddish brown, lobed, wrinkled cap and a whitish stalk stuffed with cottony tissue. It grows singly or in groups in mixed woods.

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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 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 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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caucasian hand holding white, umbrella-shaped mushroom

Green-Spored Lepiota

Chlorophyllum molybdites
Green-spored lepiotas are large, white, with broad, cream-colored scales on the cap, white gills that turn gray-green, and a ring on the stalk. They grow in lawns and meadows, often in a circular arrangement called a "fairy ring."

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Photo of an aging grisette mushroom that is flat and tan on top and white below


Amanita vaginata
The grisette has a gray cap with white patches and a radially grooved margin, and a stalk with a large, white, saclike cup around the base. It's found on the ground in open woods and in grass near trees.

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Photo of cluster of hairy rubber cup mushrooms, cup fungi with orangish centers

Hairy Rubber Cup

Galiella rufa (formerly Bulgaria rufa)
The hairy rubber cup has a reddish to brownish inner surface; the outside is blackish brown and hairy. It grows in clusters on dead deciduous wood.

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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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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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