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Fairies. No doubt about it.
Fungus among us.
That's a clown mushroom bro.
What do they taste like?
Member of the Amanita family?
They look like Amanita Muscaria. If so they are mildly toxic but hallucinogenic.
Why does Anthony Weiner pop up in my mind?
Answer: Moral decay and high humidity.
Here. Take it bite. It won't hurt you.
Moral decay and high humidity.That's "Morel" decay.
It's hard to tell if they're indeed "freakishly huge" since there's nothing in the pictures providing any perspective.
Forgive me. You said "very large" and "freakishly cartoonish." They still don't look all that large.
The largest one is about 6" in diameter.
A patch of those in my lawn surprised me today. I was impressed, the dog was not.
Yes, I've seen those. I've meant to send pictures to the onthegroundinmadison tumblr, but never have.
We used to find something that looked liked those in the CO mountains, sometimes over a foot across and red.A big mushroom
Fernandinande said...A big mushroomThat's NOT from CO.
Same thing down in Texas. There is a huge mushroom bed in the lawn outside the apartment I am leasing.
It is said that freaky mushrooms grow where the Mad Clown Killer buries the bodies of the children he has killed. Probably just a foolish superstition.
A Polish woman who lived next door to us when I was a kid would take me out mushroom hunting. This has been a great summer for mushrooms. This woman taught me how to tell the edible from the poisonous ones. Like fresh picked corn tomatoes, etc., freshly picked mushrooms are much better than store bought.
Was one of the little ones hiding in Anthony Weiner's underpants?
Toads lick them for a high.
Trump, the magnificent bastard is playing about 30 miles north of Seattle in Everett.
and I lick the toads for an even bigger high.
By the way, Hillary has started looking like a mushroom in recent years. I noticed it a couple of years ago.
Blogger Paul said...They look like Amanita Muscaria. If so they are mildly toxic but hallucinogenic.I don't think they are Muscaria, but another member of the Amanita familily. Not all of which are toxic. I only know of a handful of mushrooms that I can identify and safely eat. Morels, half morels chantrelles, hen of the woods. Even so it's good to look at the spoors under a microscope just to verify. For whatever reason these seem to like wood mulch.
These are not Amanitas, but one of maybe 3 species of parasols, two edible and one toxic.They look like the edible "Parasol mushroom" Macrolepiota procera.http://www.mushroomexpert.com/macrolepiota_procera.htmlAnother possibility is the edible "Shaggy Parasol" Chlorophyllum rhadoces.http://www.mushroomexpert.com/chlorophyllum_rhacodes.htmlBut they could be the toxic "False Parasol", "Green-spored Parasol", or "Green-spored Lepiota" Chlorophyllum molybdites. Those have popped up all over the Twin Cities in the last two weeks. They are the #1 cause of mushroom poisoning in the United States. To test for that species, take a spore print (put a cap on a piece of paper for a few hours, gills down; on older specimens, just look at the gills). If the spores are greenish, it's this one and throw it out.http://www.mushroomexpert.com/chlorophyllum_molybdites.html
P.S. Whichever species, these are not going to give anyone a high.
Thanks amr.These are all over here too. Suburban Chicago area.
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