Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Almost Worldless Wednesday ~ Not On Tonight's Menu



Spotted last night growing on our gravel driveway leading to the garage a new to me mushroom. We regularly come across mushrooms growing in the garden but usually in the autumn. My initial research suggests that this might be a common morel, which is a much sought-after edible mushroom. However with no definite identification it was left to passing woodlice and their friends for their supper. Any mycologists about? 

6 comments:

  1. No comment Anna - but what a gorgeous 'shroom! In France you are supposed to be able to take them to the local pharmacy for ID. Is there something like that with you?

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  2. My initial thoughts when I saw your photo - 'ooh a morel!':), though I don't know whether morels have any sinister lookalikes.

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  3. I'd be a reluctant diner too. It's a fascinating fungi though.

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  4. On first glance I thought it looked like a Common Morel; checking in Roger Phillip's excellent mushroom ID book confirms that. The false morel doesn't really look like your image - lucky you having them grow in your garden!!!!

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  5. I love mushrooms but would wish to be certain of their ID before eating those.

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  6. My first thought was 'morel' too even though I know very little about them - but even with a positive ID I would not be eating it... a severe lecture from friends' parents when I was about 8 about the perils of picking wild mushrooms and toadstools has put paid to that. OK, the ones we picked were red and poisonous, but reprimands run deep...!

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Namasté

- Anna.