Monday, May 27, 2013

Odds & Ends From the Yard

Until I can fix my vehicle (needs a new ignition system, plugs, wires, distributor cap, etc.) I'm pretty much limited to foraging in the yard for mushrooms.  Here's a couple of recent finds:

This is a young specimen of Xylaria polymorpha, or Dead Man's Fingers. Eventually, the digits will become coal black and rough, appearing as if the hand of a corpse is emerging from a shallow grave.  Non edible.

Pretty sure this is one of the saprophytic Waxy Caps, maybe Hygrocybe persistens. Nothing really to distinguish it other than a yellowish color that might catch your eye against a dark forest floor.

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