Sunday, December 23, 2012

Corralitas Drive: Christmas Fungus Frenzy

Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 18, 2012.  A friend spotted some unusually thick, fleshy, richly hued yellow mushrooms growing in a neighbor's sideyard on Corralitas Drive.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 17, 2012.  The tops spanned 4-6" across.  We'd never seen another mushroom like these in the neighborhood.
Photo: Diane Edwardson, December 18, 2012.  Like so many mushrooms, they grow in dark, difficult to photograph locations.
No, I don't know what it is.  MykoWeb is probably the best resource for researching mushrooms when you have some time.
Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control, on the issue of toxicity. MykoWeb is the resource everyone seems to refer to for mushrooms. The Los Angeles Mycological Society has a recommended reading list.
We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.