Wednesday, 26 November 2014

White Fungi

This time of year we get many different types of fungi springing up in different areas of our lawns. This year, for the first time, a large area of our lawn has one we have never noticed in any quantity before.

After reading Susan s Blog this morning (Here) we thought it might be Ivory Funnel which is very toxic.

So it was out with the field guides... Our best guess from reading and comparing is that it is NOT Ivory Funnel but the similar and edible Snowy Waxcap (Hygrocybe virginea)

Needless to say we are no experts and therefore will not be sampling them despite having a good supply.


Susan said...

Snowy Waxcap seems reasonable to me. They are definitely different to mine anyway. Mine don't have the gills extending down the stems the way yours do. Is your soil acid?

Colin and Elizabeth said...

We don't really know about the soil we suspect it varies across the garden... We need a test kit!!!