Mushrooms from my Garden Bed

Asked April 15, 2017, 2:27 PM EDT

I found these mushrooms under the landscape cloth in my composted garden beds. Any ideas on if they are edible?

Douglas County Oregon

1 Response

Greetings,

I doubt that this is an edible species.

At the minimum, a spore print needs to be made to determine what the species of mushroom is. To make a spore print, cut the cap off and place it gill-side down on a piece of white paper. Cover the cap with a bowl or glass to keep air currents out. Overnight, the spores on the gills will drop onto the paper and leave a colored print. Send in a photo of the spore print and I can work more toward an identification.