Fungi Friday - Rainy Fall Mushrooms

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Here are a few rainy fall finds for #fungifriday
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It has been raining quite a bit here and various mushrooms are growing everywhere. I found these reddening lepiotas just this morning growing in my neighbors yard.

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The scientific name is Leucoagaricus americanus and these are a nice edible.

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Sadly these guys were growing in fertilized mulch so I didn't want to harvest them and eat a chemical infused mushroom.

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The pear shaped puffballs are also out.

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These were also growing in fertilizer so I didn't harvest them. They do taste great and you can harvest tons of them and store them after being cooked in the freezer.

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Look at this swarm of fairy inkcaps.

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Their Latin name is Coprinus disseminatus and they are edible however they dissolve and get slimy when cooked and they are very small so it's kind of pointless in harvesting them for food.

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Now for a UFO. This one has a tinge of yellow on the white cap and is about four inches in diameter.

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The gills are brownish purple, they remind me of Agaricus campestris but these are much smaller than the meadow mushroom.

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Here is another UFO known as a LBM (little brown mushroom).

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I picked one to see what the gills look like and didn't see anything that would help me easily find the ID. Just another lawn mushroom species.

That's all for now thanks for looking :-)



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damn, slipped in here to give extra E-rewards but came too late!

excellent post, great visuals. thanks for loving us all and sharing your stuff!

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I wish I didn't accidentally just make it a generic post, I had some sort of deadline at work and just hit publish before checking to be sure it was in the right community lol.

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Very informative post. Like your comments on the contaminated soil. Interesting season. It's like the mycelium is calling?

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In fall the mycelium is at its strongest. Mushrooms tend to really absorb contaminates which is good for remediation of contaminated soil but bad if you are foraging for them. Usually they will absorb heavy metals and other chemicals that last forever.

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What is a killer first shot! I love them all but that one really has such character! You do the amazing job on the fungus!

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The fall season is full of fungi. I hope to find lots more this weekend. Hopefully some edible ones.

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Beautiful species of mushrooms, here for now it is very weak no rain to grow ;))

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Yeah it rained alot here then the wind dried everything up again so these poor mushrooms shriveled.

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