Plant ID forum: please id this mushroom

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Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Mar 21, 2016 1:06 PM CST
I mainly want to know if it is poisonous. I removed everything I could find. I want to know if it should be something to worry when it comes back. I have small children with access to this part of my yard who like to forage.


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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 21, 2016 5:09 PM CST
I have no clue but always assume everything is poisonous until proven safe.

We have a Fungi Forum on ATP; I'll give a shout out to some of the folks who post over there:
@Swayback
@needrain
@Xeramtheum
@Horntoad
@plantladylin

plus a shout out to Super Sleuth Janet:
@JRsbugs
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2016 5:36 PM CST
I don't know a thing about mushrooms or fungi and I'd be very cautious with children and pets. I googled and it looks a bit like some pictured here: http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/sept97.html
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Name: Rosie
HILLSBOROUGH, NC (Zone 7b)
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MISSINGROSIE
Mar 21, 2016 5:40 PM CST
Can also get photo to local agriculture extension
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People try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 21, 2016 5:42 PM CST
I found this page of California fungi with lots of different ones listed with photos: http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species_index.html#1_2 I didn't have time to look through them all but check out these for comparison:
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amanita_aprica.html
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amanita_constricta.html
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amanita_gemmata.html
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amanita_novinupta.html
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amanita_pachycolea.html
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Amanita_phalloides.html

Another type:
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Clitocybe_deceptiva.html
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Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 21, 2016 7:07 PM CST
I don't know what type of mushrooms they are either. But my children 'homesteaded' our backyard when they were kids. Mushrooms grow on decaying organic matter so eliminate the source. Watch out for other plants that may look edible to your kids, like Poison Hemlock which looks exactly like carrots.

I actually planted a grazing garden for my kids out in the family orchard. So they had access to all the fruit plus zucchini, asperagus, carrots, Miner's lettuce... I was careful to keep that part of the yard clear of anything harmful.

Daisy
Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
Mar 21, 2016 11:22 PM CST
Fungi are everywhere - even in the air as spores. The planet can't exist without them and decay is a natural thing. Teach your children to not touch them or eat anything without asking an adult and they will be fine.
Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Mar 22, 2016 4:20 PM CST
I have looked at hundreds of photos of mushrooms online, and nothing looks like what I have.
Thanks for your responses.
I will continue to remove the mushrooms when I find them.
Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Mar 30, 2016 7:49 AM CST
Those are a psathyrella genus of mushroom,and are completely harmless Thumbs up
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Name: Thomas
Vista, CA (Zone 10a)
Permaculture Region: California
thomas
Mar 30, 2016 9:50 AM CST
Thank You! Welcome! I agree
Thanks Brandon!

Do you think it is Psathyrella candolleana?
Everything seems to match the description here.
http://www.mushroomexpert.com/psathyrella_candolleana.html
But the images there only look similar.

This image seems to be a match
http://www.ambfgv.it/images/foto/foto2010/Psathyrella%20cand...

Would you consider it 'edible but not worthwhile'?

I found this.
http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/psathyrella-candolleana.ph...
- "Culinary Notes
In many (but not all) field guides Psathyrella candolleana is recorded as 'edible but not worthwhile', while other field guides record it as inedible or edibility unknown. These mushrooms are insubstantial and it would take a lot of them to make a meal, so unless you are desperate and nothing else is available the Pale Brittlestem is probably not worth considering as a culinary collectible."
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 30, 2016 10:03 AM CST
Just lurking here as I know nothing about mushrooms unless they are from the grocery store. My father-in-law learned to hunt mushrooms from his father in Czechoslovakia but never passed the knowledge on to us. Welcome Welcome! new member BrandonG; I see on your profile page that you are a mushroom hunter. Thumbs up
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Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Mar 30, 2016 10:13 AM CST
Psathyrella candolleana sounds about right,and they are edible,and don't taste half bad,but I find Oysters,Morels,and Wine Caps,so I don't eat them unless it's a last resort,haha!

Thanks for the welcomes,and yes greene,I'm an avid mushroom hunter!
Here in a couple of weeks,I'll really show you all some good stuff nodding
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Mar 30, 2016 10:19 AM CST
Thumbs up I'll be looking on the Fungi Forum to see what you have hunted!
I'll go back to lurking now...
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Mar 30, 2016 10:36 AM CST
Right on man,It should be prime season here soon,so stay tuned!

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