Monday, June 10, 2013

mushrooms flourishing in Rosslyn

Mushrooms have recently been popping up around Rosslyn. The mushroom above is growing at the base of a large oak on the grounds of the historically important Westmoreland Terrace Condominiums.  So too is the mushroom below. 
Many wild mushrooms are not edible.  Some are poisonous.  None, however, has ever bitten an observer.  So there is no danger in finding and observing mushrooms.

Proper identification of wild mushrooms, however, requires expert knowledge, a numerous microscopes, and Latin for the genius and species.  If you don't know Latin, don't try to collect wild mushrooms. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is an interesting fungus. Do you have any pictures of the underside. is the stipe centered or offset?