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.

2 comments:

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.