Content tagged with "Mushrooms"

Photo of several reddening lepiota mushrooms, one showing gills and stem ring.

Reddening Lepiota

Leucoagaricus americanus (Lepiota americana)
The reddening lepiota is a large, reddish brown mushroom with a scaly cap and a ring on the stalk; it bruises dark red. It grows singly or in clusters in mulch piles, waste areas, and around stumps.

Read more

Photo of resinous polypore, a bracket fungus with rust-colored top

Resinous Polypore

Ischnoderma resinosum
The resinous polypore is a large, thick, velvety, brownish bracket fungus with a thick margin and whitish pores. It grows on logs and stumps of deciduous trees.

Read more

Photo of young, golden cluster of ringless honey mushrooms on forest floor

Ringless Honey Mushroom

Armillaria tabescens (Armillariella tabescens)
The ringless honey mushroom is honey-colored, with a dry, scaly cap, and lacks a ring on the stalk. It grows in clusters at the bases of trees or stumps, especially of oaks, and over buried wood.

Read more

Photo of rooted collybia, tan, thin-stalked gilled mushroom

Rooted Collybia

Xerula furfuracea (Collybia radicata var. furfuracea)
The rooted collybia has a moist, wrinkled, grayish brown flat cap and a long, slender stalk that continues underground. It grows singly or scattered on and around deciduous trees and stumps.

Read more

Photo of uprooted rooting polypore mushroom on pavement, showing cap.

Rooting Polypore

Polyporus radicatus
The rooting polypore has a scruffy, tough, yellowish-brown cap with whitish-yellow pores, and a stalk with a long, black, rootlike filament. It usually grows singly, on the ground near stumps or attached to buried roots.

Read more

Photo of a scarlet cup mushroom growing on fallen sticks

Scarlet Cup

Sarcoscypha dudleyi
The scarlet cup is small, red, and usually stalkless, with a white outer surface. It grows on fallen wet sticks and branches in damp deciduous woods.

Read more

Photo of scarlet waxy cap, a small mushroom with reddish conical cap

Scarlet Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe coccinea (Hygrophorous coccineus)
The scarlet waxy cap has a scarlet, moist cap, with a stem colored like the cap (or a little more orange). It grows on the ground in mixed woods.

Read more

Photo of shaggy mane cluster, rounded cylindrical mushrooms growing in grass

Shaggy Mane

Coprinus comatus
The shaggy mane has a white, shaggy, cylindrical cap that turns black and inky. It often grows in large numbers along roadsides and in lawns and disturbed areas.

Read more

Photo of silvery-violet cort, a gray, gilled mushroom, dug up and lying on grass

Silvery-Violet Cort

Cortinarius alboviolaceus
The silvery-violet cort has a dry, grayish violet cap, pale violet gills, a club-shaped stalk, and a cobwebby partial veil. It's found in mixed woods, singly or in groups of many.

Read more

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

Smooth Chanterelle

Cantharellus lateritius
The smooth chanterelle has a bright orange to yellow cap, wavy margins, and is smooth on the underside. It grows singly or in large groups in the soil.

Read more