Huge fleshy puffball mushrooms

Asked October 28, 2018, 2:45 PM EDT

Are these of value or edible and are they rare to be found in Livingston County?

Livingston County Michigan

1 Response

Thank you for your question. We have received many mushroom questions this fall due to the moist conditions. Regrettably, due to the diversity of mushrooms, along with the fact that many look alike, and varying toxicity of mushrooms, we’re unable to identify mushrooms and indicate whether or not they are edible. Getting it wrong could have serious, if not deadly, consequences. Please read the following article from a colleague that studies mushrooms.

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