Mushroom’s Last Stand


Mushrooms Bursting Forth

These mushrooms are a large clump of very big mushrooms that burst out of the compost pile. It is their last ditch effort to make spore while the weather’s warm.
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3 Responses to Mushroom’s Last Stand

  1. wacky internet comment guy says:

    I’m going to throw a wild guess out there. It’s hard to see in the photo, but I think I see a stem visible at the bottom left of the cluster. If they roll up into a bell shape, while melting into a black slimy ooze then I think they are Coprinus Comatus, A.K.A.-shaggy mane mushrooms. Sometimes called the inky cap mushroom since they drip black slime, and long ago people would call them lawyers wig mushrooms. This mushroom is hiding something, or just trying to re-market itself. My guess is that it doesn’t have much to offer and it’s flavor is quite forgettable.

  2. Diane Mc Donald says:

    Those mushrooms kinda look like shaggy mane or inky top which are the 2 names I know them by. they are the very best tasting mushrooms ever. If they turn black and yucky a short time after picking, I imagine they are. Of course I would speak to a local friend that is a mushroom hunter. I hope they are cause you are in for a treat. Gotta fry them in butter real quick after picking cause they melt into an inky mess fast. Diane McDonald

  3. Marsha says:

    Those are indeed Coprinus Comatus, shaggy mane mushrooms, and I agree 100% with Diane, they are quite deliscious when eaten very young and freshly picked. If you need to keep them for several hours before frying, carefully twist the stems out of the caps and store them separated. This will slow down the “inking” process. Guten Apetite!

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