They don't *look* magical...
March 26, 2008 8:22 AM Subscribe
Calling all mycologists, mycophiles, and mychowhatsists! What are these mushrooms that are growing like crazy in my front yard?
posted by kaseijin to home & garden (8 answers total)
A few years back, a large tree was cut down in our front yard. This was before we bought our home, so I couldn't tell you what sort of tree it was, but there are still decaying roots underground.
Several times now, whenever the morning weather is around about 65-70 degrees and humid, we get outbreaks of these mushrooms (pics following). They come up in clusters, are each about the size of a US half dollar, are brackish gray (sometimes with spots), and smell like something died.
I am assuming that they are not edible. Nothing that smells like these do would entice me to eat it.
But what *are* they?
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