Really really wild-looking wild mushrooms in the Mission

Maybe I should eat one before the Hot Chip show tonight?

[via MonkeyBrains]

15 Responses to “Really really wild-looking wild mushrooms in the Mission”

  1. black ash dub says:

    there are old mushroom foragers and there are bold mushroom foragers, but none are both

  2. Lillian says:

    Those do not look like any mushroom I would eat for a fun and/or tasty meal.

  3. moto-waki says:

    maybe you should eat a mushroom you find in the mission like you should post a picture of girls flashin’ boobs.

  4. ryan says:

    eat them. i want to have extra room to dance at the show tonight.

  5. lisa says:

    hot chip! hot chip!

  6. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    I’m not eating anything that’s touched the ground in the Mission.

  7. Esra says:

    It’s probably a Chlorophyllum rhacodes aka Shaggy Parasol. Edible but can cause an upset stomach for some. Mushroom season is coming!

  8. Rudy says:

    Hungry? Photo taken on Alabama between 16th and 17th…

    • Esra says:

      Just make sure of a positive i.d.- white gills, stains red when cut or bruised, and a spore print showing white spores. But I’m not an expert, more of a dilettante.

  9. GG says:

    It’s never worth taking the chance. Back thousands of years ago when I worked in local news, we’d typically get these stories about once a year: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=6589978

  10. Esra says:

    My understanding is that most cases of Death Cap poisonings is because it is confused with the Paddy Straw Mushroom found in Southeast Asia. A person familiar with the edible version, which doesn’t grow here, misidentifies it as safe to eat and gets poisoned.
    Best to stick to the easy to identify edible ones that are found locally and in PNW, like Chantrelle, Hedgehog, King bolete(porcini), Oyster mushroom, Morels, and a few others. Also, once you’ve id’d a death cap there’s pretty much no mistaking it, it’s a robust beauty.

    But yeah, the first response at the top of the page by black ash dub definitely got some truth. And GG is right, there is a new case or two almost every year. However, it’s interesting that many other cultures are not as phobic to collecting wild mushies for dinner- I often see Russians out there.
    Play it safe, take a class, hunt with someone knowledgeable, or just eat mushrooms from a store or restaurant. Know what you’re eating.

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