Mushrooms of San Francisco 1

Golden Gate Park is a mushroom wonderland.  The variety I’ve seen in just the last three years since spotting my first one is surprising. I haven’t been able to identify most of them even with the aid of a few books. I have read that only a small percentage of mushrooms have been identified. Thousands more have yet to be categorized and named. I have given nicknames to some, mostly friendly descriptive names that I can use for my own reference.  My favorite though, the Clathrus Ruber, is unmistakable. I do not eat any of them!

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Well hello there Hot Lips
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Little plumpers

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I think I’ve eaten these in Chinese food. Grass mushrooms?

 

 

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I see a lot of these and they are always different colors
Clathrus ruber
Clathrus ruber
Clathrus ruber pre-burstage
Clathrus ruber pre-burstage
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Big stumpy plumpers
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Very flat on top
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Pre-plumper?
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Red hat

One Comment Add yours

  1. Pam says:

    We enjoyed all the mushrooms in the redwood forest. I think Point Reyes and Fort Bragg area had the absolute most.

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