Walking around the Frog & PenguINN yard this week, I found these several varieties of mushrooms growing on the front lawn and in the garden among the weeds (whoops we meant to pull them). Summer weather on the VA Eastern Shore has been very hot and humid with some heavy downpours and always morning moisture.
After doing an online search and pulling up thousands of mushrooms images, I decided to simply post the photos. Christer, you may already know these as you seem familiar with so many different types through your blog posts. I’m not sure if the same types grow in Sweden as well – my knowledge of fungi is very limited.
These red mushrooms were growing in the front yard in various groups of singles, doubles and multiples. They were most concentrated around 2 large trees in the front yard. Several were cut open as a result of lawn cutting the other night. The pink and yellow colors were very striking.
This is another type found near the above ones also on the front lawn. It was a grayish-brown color with very decorative edges (also nicked by the lawn mower).
Several had been cut open.
This last variety was in the vegetable garden hiding in the large weed patches around the tomato plants. Its coloring is brown and light tan. I tried to get the underside we well, but the mosquitoes were attacking that night.
While my fungi knowledge is nearly non-existent, I know that we will NOT be picking any of these to have in a salad.
Anyone (hint, hint Christer) please comment if you can ID any of these varieties. Curious minds want to know!