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Name: Maria
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carpathiangirl
Sep 14, 2020 7:55 PM CST
I hope I can post it here. I found a very large white mushroom the size of a coconut which pushed out the small 3 y.o. rhododendron! never seen the size like this. Any ideas what kind is it? It shaped like a bulb / globe. Thanks in advance!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 14, 2020 8:49 PM CST
Its a Puffball Mushroom. Your's is just a small one. Smiling
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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Sep 14, 2020 9:32 PM CST
Yes, a puffball, amazing things.
Name: Maria
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carpathiangirl
Sep 15, 2020 3:54 AM CST
It's really exiting to have it in my yard and hope it will like the spot to reproduce again. I'm thinking about spreading it's spores when mature, it will be fun to experiment.
Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Sep 15, 2020 9:08 AM CST
Remember what you're seeing is merely the fruiting body. The fungal mycelium is probably pretty well established. I find these really underappreciated and quite fascinating.
Name: Maria
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carpathiangirl
Sep 15, 2020 10:46 AM CST
It never been there, I wonder where it came from? Hope it will stay here, I want to see more Whistling
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LarryCrutchley
Sep 15, 2020 7:58 PM CST
I've never eaten one but have been told they are very good eating.
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
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sumire
Sep 15, 2020 8:25 PM CST
PLEASE, please, please do not eat a mushroom unless you have had an actual mushroom expert over to look at it and proclaim it safe.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Sep 16, 2020 12:10 AM CST
Not all puffballs are edible, and the edible ones aren't edible at all stages. Please don't kill yourself.
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LarryCrutchley
Sep 16, 2020 10:24 PM CST
sumire and daisyl,thanks for correcting me.I should of worded it differently that SOME are edible.

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