Mushrooms

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Various Types


Amanita


Black Tulip Fungus

Urnula craterium, the devil's urn. Not very edible, they say, though I will try it. Michael Kuo, the great expert, says he tried them and they were mediocre. https://www.fungusfactfriday.com/060-urnula-craterium/ calls it Black Tulip Fungus, a better name, and has good links. It is basically a vase-like cup fungus, but tougher.


Coral Fungus

Lepiota: Parasol and Vomiter

Boletes

Gerronema (genus)

I found in August 2021at the Weir Walk growing on a fallen log in large numbers. INaturalist identified it; Plantsnap did not. It apparenlty is of unknown edibility. Its gills make you think of a chantarelle's outside, but it is not wrinkled on the inside. It has a long narrow white stem.


Meadow Mushrooms

May 3, 2021 after rain: First meadow mushroom of the year (agaricus campestris), in the front yard. First poison ivy appearing.



Morels

Some morels
  • April 13, 2021. I found two small blackcaps.
  • April 16, 2021. Helen and I found about a dozen half-free blackcap and yellowcap, and one little black morel.
  • May 3, 2021. Found none after a rain.
  • Larry Wissinger

This it what we do .saltiness crackers in the blender. Run them through a milk and egg wash. Coat them good with the cracker crumbs. Fry them in a pan of vegetable oil and butter. Awesome.
Steve Reed
There is my all time favorite…a morel and bacon melt. Rye or pumpernickel buttered and toasted with Swiss cheese and then filled with chopped bacon and morels, sautéed.
Jan Moss
My mom let hers soak in salt water for an hour or so. Then she would dip them in flour and fry in lard. Delicious.


Russula


Psathyrella

  • May 20, 2022: the first psathyrella are coming up in the lawn near the persimmon tree and the mulched bed.

Drying Rack Garbage Can for Psathyrella with Salt and Pepper

  • Salted Psathyrella snacks.

Sulfur Shelf

October 12, 2020, we found that a big dead tree in the secret garden at the farm is generating large fungus growths. The one we could reach was really just a bulge, rather than shelves, but I am sure it was a sulphur shelf. It is very tender and delicious.



Tricholoma