Destroying angel: Deadly! Short, round cap. Looks similar to white mushrooms you see at the grocery store. Short, stubby stem. Grows near live oak trees. Sprouts from late winter through spring. Image by Ben DeRoy
Poison Oak vines
Amanita phalloides, commonly known as the death cap, is a deadly poisonous basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. Widely distributed across Europe, A. phalloides forms ectomycorrhizas with various broadleaved trees. In some cases, death cap has been introduced to new regions with the cultivation of non-native species of oak, chestnut, & pine. The large fruiting bodies (mushrooms) appear in summer & autumn; the caps are generally greenish in color, with a white stipe & gills.
“The lone valley oak in some ways defined the shape of the house,” says landscape architect Bernard Trainor. The structure wraps around the century-old tree, forming a courtyard with a series of fiber-cement chairs by French designer Julia von Sponeck.
..Mushroom humour...this is a Morel mushroom....fungi, fun guy, get it?:):)
Cute little mushrooms! Never seen these before, thought they were only on cartoons..lol
Use spawn to grow morel mushrooms
Mother made these also (Mushlakie) They can be washed, sliced and dried in the sun, or in the oven, then stored in jars to put into soups & gravies. The can also be sliced when fresh and fried with onions and scrambled eggs.....
Winter Foraging - Part 2 I see button weed. We eat the leaves and the seeds.