Last Updated - 7.24.2013
Edible Wild Mushrooms Commonly Found In Pennsylvania And Personally Eaten Regularly
Formerly Aborted entoloma
Bear's Head Tooth
Brick Caps / Brick Tops
Chicken of the Woods
Corrugated Cap Milky
Hedgehog Mushroom Big
Hen of the Woods
Horn of Plenty
Xanthoconium separans / Boletus separans
Lingzhi / Reishi
Ganoderma lucidum & G. tsugae
Lion's Mane / Old Man's Beard
Meadow Mushrooms / Pinkies
Quilted Green Russula
Trametes versicolor / Coriolus versicolor / Polyporus versicolor
RARE FINDS and/or QUESTIONABLE
The Prince ? or Almond Mushroom ?
Agaricus augustus or A. subrufescens
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Shaggy Manes - Lawyer's Wig
If there ever is a Love-Hate relationship involving mushrooms this mushroom is the one that has it - as far as I am concerned.
These are white to off-white to light gray / light brown mushrooms. Stature is conic, on the long / tall side. Long stalk. Bell shaped when a bit more mature. Gills white at first turning gray then black. The mushroom will start to get dark at the lower edges eventually turning all black.
Here is one that was all alone along a grassy gravel path from one woods patch to another. It is rare to find just one so knowing that I spent a lot of time looking around for the others that I expected to be popping. No luck though. So you are wondering, did I pick it or leave it?
I PICKED IT! That's just the way I am when it comes to wild mushrooms.
Best practice is to gather the best specimens from the group and leave the rest.
Coprinus comatus - A/K/A - Inky Cap, Lawyer's Wig.
Weather conditions: Wet. On both occasions it had rained for several days - on and off and temperatures were in the 60's.