Fungi forum: Unusual mushroom. Does anyone have an ID?

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 8, 2017 9:21 PM CST
I found this on the edge of my drive this evening. I thought the bright color was garbage and when I stopped to pick it up I realized it was a mushroom or toadstool.

I've never seen one in such a brilliant color of red.

I would love to know if it has a name. Thank You!
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jun 8, 2017 9:39 PM CST
Think it may be Amanita muscaria (Agaricaceae)

DESCRIPTION
Cap red or yellow, often with white warts.
Stipe with ring and swollen base.

ECOLOGY:
Mycorrhizal with conifers and hardwoods.

poisonous mushroom

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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 8, 2017 9:55 PM CST
I'm not surprised that it would be poisonous with that bright red cap. Not to worry though, I have no intention of consuming it.

Definitely growing among conifers and hardwoods. This popped up after an ample amount of rain. I have never seen one quite like it before in this area.

It didn't have any warts on top if I'm not mistaken. The spots in the first photo were from dirt/tree bark trash. I will have to look more closely in the morning. I also don't think it had a swollen base but will look closer at that also and try for more photos.

Thank you for giving me a direction to look.
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Frillylily
Jun 8, 2017 10:03 PM CST
looks like a cherry tomato, definitely something a small child would eat. Sad
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 8, 2017 10:06 PM CST
Frillylily said:looks like a cherry tomato, definitely something a small child would eat. Sad


Yes, it does. It caught my attention from a distance.
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 9, 2017 9:26 AM CST
What a difference a night makes...

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This photo shows the straight stem on this toadstool...

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This closeup shows the bark trash on the top...

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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 9, 2017 9:38 AM CST
Kristi, there is a forum on NGA specifically for Fungi, if you're still looking for an ID. I've never seen one like that either!

https://garden.org/forums/view...
Name: Kristi
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Jun 9, 2017 11:58 AM CST
sooby said:Kristi, there is a forum on NGA specifically for Fungi, if you're still looking for an ID.

https://garden.org/forums/view...


Thank you! I didn't know there was a special forum. Thank You!

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Frillylily
Jun 9, 2017 12:31 PM CST
oh, like it 'opened' out! cool Green Grin!
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 9, 2017 1:31 PM CST
Frillylily said:oh, like it 'opened' out! cool Green Grin!


It really surprised me this morning to see it open up but the color is not as intense now that it is open.
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 9, 2017 1:34 PM CST
I wonder if I could get this thread moved to the Fungi thread without having to repost all Whistling ?
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Jun 9, 2017 1:39 PM CST
pod said:I wonder if I could get this thread moved to the Fungi thread without having to repost all Whistling ?


Yes you can, scroll down to "Suggest a Change", select it and then select the Fungi forum.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 9, 2017 8:34 PM CST
Thank you very much! I'm slow at learning the ropes so appreciate the assistance..
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ctcarol
Jun 9, 2017 8:49 PM CST
This a great site and you will find lots of folks that are always willing to help. We all love it here. Welcome!
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 10, 2017 10:21 AM CST
On a final note, this morning I found this.

From start to finish...
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Looks like someone dined. Perhaps a bird enjoyed breakfast. Whistling

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Name: Bill Nelson
Corvallis Oregon (Zone 8a)
billn9
Jun 17, 2017 12:57 AM CST
Looks like an Amanita, but not sure it is muscaria.

Yes, animals (including deer) eat some of the amanita species.

Amanita muscaria may or may not be poisonous. In the Old World, they are a commonly eaten mushroom.

Here in the US and Canada, they vary in toxicity. For most people, the worst that happens is upset stomach and hallucinations. The major problem is that the various species hybridize - and some of the hybrids are deadly.
Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 17, 2017 6:16 AM CST
Thank you for pointing me in a direction for the ID and for the information on it. I will research a little further.

It was interesting to watch the life cycle of it. I don't know why but was amazed to see how quickly it developed and ended.

Thank You!
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HamiltonSquare
Jun 17, 2017 10:33 PM CST
Try having a look at this one. It seems to occur in your neck of the woods.
.http://www.mushroomexpert.com/amanita_jacksonii.html
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Jun 18, 2017 6:32 AM CST
I would say that one probably nails it. Amanita jacksonii appears to be correct and although quite common, I just never had one catch my attention from the brilliant red first stage.

Thanks much to everyone Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! !
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