these were massive. Can mushrooms morph into shrubs?

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these were massive. Can mushrooms morph into shrubs?

Post: #248936 trinder
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:49 pm

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Re: these were massive. Can mushrooms morph into shrubs?

Post: #248938 gregorach
Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:19 pm

Shaggy parasols can get quite large right enough...
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Re: these were massive. Can mushrooms morph into shrubs?

Post: #248942 trinder
Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:59 pm

Right loads of em.
And can I eat them.x
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Re: these were massive. Can mushrooms morph into shrubs?

Post: #248943 Carltonian Man
Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:44 am

trinder wrote:Right loads of em.
And can I eat them.x

Check out the stems, if they have a snake-like pattern they're plain parasols which make very good eating when well cooked but you may wish to remove the hard umbo from the centre, some find it difficult to digest and it can make you feel rather squiffy.
If the stems are without a definite pattern they're shaggy parasols. Eating these can cause digestive upset and/or itchy skin in some.
Either way, double check and cross reference them for a 100% positive id before eating.

Enjoy :iconbiggrin:

PS the cap scales turn delicious and nutty when cooked so benefit from careful handling. Also, any caps that are not fully opened if picked with a long stem will continue to open.


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