Wondering about wild grapes

Friday, September 13, 2013

Wondering what exactly these mushrooms are?

Yesterday, I noticed a couple of cute mushrooms beside the steps that go down into the dogs' fenced in back yard.  I have some mushroom books somewhere that allows me to identify almost any fungus, but like anything that you need or want at the time, I am not sure where they are.  For now, the best I can come up with by Internet search is "Green-gilled Lepiota (Chlorophyllum molybdites) mushrooms".  If any of you know for sure what they are, let me know and when (or if) I can locate my old books, I will do the same.  Here are a couple of pictures I took of them:


According to the Internet, some mushrooms that look similar to these are poisonous.  I do not take any chances with my pups, so after discovering them, I immediately pulled them out and tossed them over the fence.  I have heard of dogs eating wild mushrooms and then dying.  Be careful which ones you (or your pets) consume so that all of you can have a great day, you hear?


  1. The only two I know for sure are morels and puffballs... I've done spore prints on others, but even with those, feel I could accidentally serve up a plate of "angels of death"... some kind of amanita. Your fringed one sure is pretty...

    1. I wouldn't eat any kind of amanita. The one called the destroying angel is the worst because from reports (of course not from my experience) those who have eaten it say it was quite tasty but then the next day they started to die.

  2. I only eat the little white mushrooms that I buy at the grocery store. I'd be too afraid to try anything I found in the woods. I love to see and photograph them though.

    1. There are a lot of eatable ones but a spore print is also a way to identify them. I had a great book published by the University of Michigan that showed how to identify them.

  3. I stick to eating puffballs because there are no poisonous ones. That's how poor my mushroom ID skills are. Better safe than sorry.

  4. Dizzy... read Tiny Cammper's blog ... if she doesn't know... no one does... she collects edible plants all over... very interesting.

    here's her post on mushrooms


  5. We found some weird ones in our garden yesterday too, that apparently had sprung up overnight. Our puppy was interested but we didn't let her get into them.

  6. butterbean carpenterSeptember 13, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    Howdy DD,

    Here on the RunningStar American Miniature Horse Ranch we have lots of different size, shaped, colored mushrooms/toadstools, but DON'T eat'em, even though I love'em... I've heard of 'drips'(thems x-spurts, ya know) keeling over from the wrong ones !!! I've never noticed if any of ours have that fancy French lace on'em !!!

    Enjoyed today's blog on 'shrooms and hope y'all have a HAPPY DAY !!!

  7. The mushrooms I pick are grown in those little cardboard containers at the grocery store.

  8. Sixbears, make sure you cut them in half to make sure they are not immature aminetas. And yes, when picked young, all puff balls are edible.

    Carolyn, thanks for the link.

    Jill, the actual plant grows under-ground and looks like spider webs. What you see is the fruiting bodies and they can "bloom" over night.

    butterbean carpenter, we also have many kinds here. I like you 'drips' and x-spurts. You know that an expert is a past drip under pressure, don't you?

    lotta joy, back when I lived in PA, they used the old limdstone mines to grow mushrooms. Cool and always dark.

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