Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Home Parasol

Shaggy Parasol

No classes today, but popped outside the back door for a picture of this fungi. The flaky appearance and habitat of this one (under Leylandii) would suggest that this is a Shaggy Parasol (Lepiota rhacodes). It is not rare, and is said to be edible, but apparently "may cause gastric upset in some people"! Now, where's that frying pan?

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