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darcia
May 8, 2015 3:42 PM CST
This showed up in my garden does anyone know what they are
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Horntoad
May 8, 2015 3:49 PM CST
I think those are mushrooms.
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plantladylin
May 8, 2015 3:55 PM CST
Neat looking mushrooms! I don't know a thing about fungi/mushrooms but it resembles Puffball Mushroom, like the ones here: http://www.asergeev.com/pictures/archives/compress/2013/1283...

Check out some of these images for comparison. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Lycoperdon+curtisii&gbv...
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Moonhowl
May 8, 2015 4:02 PM CST
It is either the spiny puffball, Lycoperdon pulcherrimum

http://www.prairiehaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Lycop...

or Lycoperdon perlatum

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Edible_Plants_Ramer_Sil...

The other possibility is Coprinus comatus the shaggy Mane mushroom

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/coprinus_comatus.html

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darcia
May 8, 2015 4:14 PM CST
Alright thanks for the help guys

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bamira
May 8, 2015 6:02 PM CST
Moonhowl said:It is either the spiny puffball, Lycoperdon pulcherrimum

http://www.prairiehaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Lycop...

or Lycoperdon perlatum

http://www.bio.brandeis.edu/fieldbio/Edible_Plants_Ramer_Sil...

The other possibility is Coprinus comatus the shaggy Mane mushroom

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/coprinus_comatus.html


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coprinus_comatus I agree
young is edible, I ate it but they are not tasty
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Swayback
May 10, 2015 11:57 PM CST
bamira said:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coprinus_comatus I agree
young is edible, I ate it but they are not tasty


I disagree! X2
Right genus, wrong species, I could be wrong but I think those are mica caps, I forget the Latin, coprinus...something... I really don't think they're shaggy mane tho.
Shaggy mane with have distinct "feathers" or scales running down the length of the cap, they generally appear smooth.
mica caps are characterized by a powdery substance that sparkles in the sun, like mica, rubs off on your fingers and feels like sand.
They also deliquise (melt) very fast!
All coprinus do, thus the name inky caps, they were used to make ink in the past!
They grow only from the soil, on buried rotting wood, but can grow directly from a rotten log if it's rotted enough.
They're all edible, the key is picking them at the right stage, and getting them in the skillet very fast!
They're considered prime when the caps are egg shaped and the gill are white, once picked the gills will turn black in an hour or 2, and begin melting into a black mess about 2 hours after that, refrigeration does not slow this process!
They're still edible at any point, but cooking ones with black gills will yield a black sauce, it can dishes ugly... Cooking melting ones will yield black ink...yuck
If you do things right, which is easier than it sounds, they are wonderful, and lend themselves to Italian dishes, like pizza or spaghetti, their flavor is far better than buttons, portobello and shiitake.
Never eat anything unless your 100% sure what it is! And alway do your homework!
CONSUMING ALCOHOL AND COPRINUS MUSHROOMS CAN BE DANGEROUS!
POSSIBLY EVEN DEADLY!

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Swayback
May 11, 2015 2:24 AM CST
bamira said:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coprinus_comatus I agree
young is edible, I ate it but they are not tasty


I disagree! X2
Right genus, wrong species, I could be wrong but I think those are mica caps, I forget the Latin, coprinus...something... I really don't think they're shaggy mane tho.
Shaggy mane with have distinct "feathers" or scales running down the length of the cap, they generally appear smooth.
mica caps are characterized by a powdery substance that sparkles in the sun, like mica, rubs off on your fingers and feels like sand.
They also deliquise (melt) very fast!
All coprinus do, thus the name inky caps, they were used to make ink in the past!
They grow only from the soil, on buried rotting wood, but can grow directly from a rotten log if it's rotted enough.
They're all edible, the key is picking them at the right stage, and getting them in the skillet very fast!
They're considered prime when the caps are egg shaped and the gill are white, once picked the gills will turn black in an hour or 2, and begin melting into a black mess about 2 hours after that, refrigeration does not slow this process!
They're still edible at any point, but cooking ones with black gills will yield a black sauce, it can dishes ugly... Cooking melting ones will yield black ink...yuck
If you do things right, which is easier than it sounds, they are wonderful, and lend themselves to Italian dishes, like pizza or spaghetti, their flavor is far better than buttons, portobello and shiitake.
Never eat anything unless your 100% sure what it is! And alway do your homework!
CONSUMING ALCOHOL AND COPRINUS MUSHROOMS CAN BE DANGEROUS!
POSSIBLY EVEN DEADLY!

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bamira
May 11, 2015 6:00 AM CST
Swayback said:

I disagree! X2
Right genus, wrong species, I could be wrong but I think those are mica caps, I forget the Latin, coprinus...something... I really don't think they're shaggy mane tho.
Shaggy mane with have distinct "feathers" or scales running down the length of the cap, they generally appear smooth.
mica caps are characterized by a powdery substance that sparkles in the sun, like mica, rubs off on your fingers and feels like sand.
They also deliquise (melt) very fast!
All coprinus do, thus the name inky caps, they were used to make ink in the past!
They grow only from the soil, on buried rotting wood, but can grow directly from a rotten log if it's rotted enough.
They're all edible, the key is picking them at the right stage, and getting them in the skillet very fast!
They're considered prime when the caps are egg shaped and the gill are white, once picked the gills will turn black in an hour or 2, and begin melting into a black mess about 2 hours after that, refrigeration does not slow this process!
They're still edible at any point, but cooking ones with black gills will yield a black sauce, it can dishes ugly... Cooking melting ones will yield black ink...yuck
If you do things right, which is easier than it sounds, they are wonderful, and lend themselves to Italian dishes, like pizza or spaghetti, their flavor is far better than buttons, portobello and shiitake.
Never eat anything unless your 100% sure what it is! And alway do your homework!
CONSUMING ALCOHOL AND COPRINUS MUSHROOMS CAN BE DANGEROUS!
POSSIBLY EVEN DEADLY!

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I have to oppose the

Right genus, Right species !
your images are Coprinellus micaceus. I tip my hat to you.
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bamira
May 11, 2015 6:09 AM CST
my mushroom
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I tip my hat to you.
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greene
May 11, 2015 6:49 AM CST
All Things Plants recently added a Fungi Forum.
http://garden.org/forums/view/fungi/

I don't know anything about how to identify edible fungi. My grandfather-in-law learned from his father is Czechoslovakia where they gather lots of wild fungi. He lived to be 97 years old so I guess he got it correct and never picked the wrong fungi. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Swayback
May 11, 2015 4:02 PM CST
Yea, mine are mica caps... They pop before the shaggy mane, I just found a few shaggy mane last week here, first of the season!
I still don't at all think the shrooms in question are shaggy mane, the ones in my area look nothing like that!
Always smooth white and egg shaped until the cap starts to open, then they get brown feathers, they're also always of a certain size, the caps usually around 6" tall. They also aren't alone often, usually 2's and 3's or more.

These in question are small , brown, fuzzy and growing singly...

I'm sure whatever they are, they're long gone, we may never know...

Either way, I love the taste of any inky!

*EDIT* just used a better screen to look at the pics, they aren't mica caps like I thought, too fuzzy, STILL don't think they're shaggy mane, almost certainly some inky cap though!
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Swayback
May 11, 2015 4:14 PM CST
bamira said:my mushroom
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I tip my hat to you.


Hrm... This feels like a test, do you already know the answer?
Without more info, I'd guess a bolete of some type, looks like yellow underneath, if so, don't eat it unless your very sure it's safe!
I can't see the trees near it, that would help, those look like maple leaves...
If you are really looking for an ID, we should a new thread, I think.
@greene thanks for the heads up!
Did not know we had a fungus forum here on atp, I'm still adjusting to the new format.
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bamira
May 11, 2015 4:26 PM CST
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Leccinum_aurantia...
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Boletus_reticulat... I tip my hat to you.
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Swayback
May 11, 2015 9:34 PM CST
Didn't even realize it was more than one type of mushroom!
This screens too small and junky to play the id game :(
I guess I did pretty good to get bolete!
Boletes are always special for me, their the first mushrooms I learned to id 100% on my own, and was brave enough to try!
I've only got about 3 pounds of mushroom powder left from last fall, it won't last much longer now that I have fresh stuff to use it with...
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