Wild Edible Mushrooms - page 2
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Angel Wings, Pleurocybella porrigens, above, are both beautiful and delicious! Watch for them to appear on pine stumps and rotting wood in September. Caution! Do not consume if you have kidney disease.
Gem-studded Puffballs, Lycoperdon perlatum, usually grow in clusters or "troops," like these above. Beautiful to photograph, this mushroom is delicious when harvested while the interior flesh is still firm and white, and cooked properly. Usually appearing in late August or September, it is fairly easy to identify using a good field guide.
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Shown above, are young American Parasol mushrooms, Lepiota procera. Appearing in troops in late summer after a warm soaking rain, they are edible, but like so many others, have a poisonous look-a-like that is visually indistinguishable. It is absolutely necessary to spore print this mushroom for proper identification.
Ramaria stricta, or Upright Coral, is always found growing in shady, damp woods, on decaying wood. Some sources list this mushroom as edible, but others state that it is not edible. When there is conflicting information, stay on the safe side and do not eat!