Mushroom ID

Asked June 10, 2020, 2:24 PM EDT

I realize it may not be possible, but I was curious about what variety of mushroom has recently been growing in my backyard? I have a few types, but this is by far the most abundant. My biggest concern is if they could be harmful to my dog if he eats one. I pick them every morning and whenever I see them, but they grow incredibly fast. Thanks!

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

We do not have the in-house expertise to do specific mushroom identification beyond the most common wood-decay mushrooms. There are many "look-alikes" and mushroom identification is complex (involving spore prints, etc.).

This page from the North American Mycological Association has some helpful information concerning mushrooms and dogs.

There is no practical or permanent way to eliminate mushrooms. You can pick and discard them as they appear, or knock them over with
a shovel and put them in the