As we came to the end of our walk there upon a mossy hummock along the road were these nice greenish mushrooms. I have never seen this color of mushroom before.
There were several scattered through the moss. This rather large one was knocked over.
You can see the gills below.
With me holding this you can tell it wasn't small. Probably 3 to 4 " wide.
As they were popping up this is how they looked.
My best guess by looking through a mushroom field guide is that it is a Tacky Green Russula Russula aeruginea. My field guide is fairly old. It is the tenth printing (1994) of the National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms.
If there is an updated name for this mushroom or if I am totally wrong about what it is I would be happy to know just what it is I have seen.
I think our dry spring has made all sorts of plants happy to receive rain. Everything looks perky this morning.
Wow! What a fascinating mushroom and great macro shots!ReplyDelete
Happy Week ahead to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Thanks Carol. Happy Week to you too.Delete
Rain in June - that sounds like heaven! I know nothing about mushrooms (we don't get many) but your greenish variety is interesting.ReplyDelete
Nice to get some rain, isn't it? Beautiful coloration and pattern on the mushroom--the grey-green center, spots of green, and the lines radiating outward on the edge. Nature is amazing!ReplyDelete
We are still getting rain. Love it. We almost have enough for June. It will take a while to recover the deficit.Delete
Cool! I've never seen that mushroom before--what an awesome find! We've had plenty of rain since April. The only exception was mid- to late May when we had that record-breaking heat and no rain for about a week. Apparently it was a good year for morels here, although I didn't find any. Happy summer!ReplyDelete
I had not seen it before either Beth. Such an unusual color.Delete
Love the name of that mushroom! Glad to hear you are getting some much needed rain. We have had enough rain that it would not surprise me to see some mushrooms around here. It seems they appear when it has been wet, but I may be imagining that!ReplyDelete
I think the rain encourages mushrooms to grow like it encourages everything else. I am so happy splashing about in the rain.Delete
You could make up a name and tell me that’s what it is and I wouldn’t know any different 😊. I know only a few mushroom names. Is t it intriguing though?ReplyDelete
You bet it is intriguing. I love to find something I haven't seen before.Delete
What an interesting find! Had you been following a yellow brick road when everything started looking green by any chance?ReplyDelete
A very interesting mushroom.ReplyDelete