What kind of mushroom is this?

Asked October 9, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT

Three of these large mushrooms with 9- and 10-inch diameter caps were growing under my pine tree. I've never seen such large ones before. I live in Roseville. What species are they?

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

They are so large because there has been lots of rain this year and they have an abundant food source. It is not possible to positively identify a mushroom from a photograph. They are impressive but their size is not unusual.