Sunday, January 25, 2009

Stropharia ambigua

A common but impressive mushroom I will not forget is Stropharia ambigua. It's a cold weather mushroom (September-November) and I have seen it growing all over Seattle in woodchips and leaves.

The cap is cream-yellow-orange and the stalk is white. The cap is slimy/wet when young and broad/flat when mature. It has a white veil that often leaves remnants hanging from the cap margin.

It can grow very tall and is usually in large groups.


Ka said...

these pics are so beautiful Tess!

Andra Ingebretsen said...

that comment was actually me, for some reason i as logged in as mom. Funny.