I think this is a russula emetica mushroom but I'm not 100% sure, therefore I wouldn't ever eat it but I will photograph it! It's also nicknamed vomiting russula! The mushroom I saw didn't have as white a stem as the sample and I failed to look underneath the mushroom as I don't like to disturb anything when I'm out in nature.
When I try to identify mushrooms via book or internet, it amazes me how you really have to be so careful. There's always the stories about the experts who eat the wrong mushroom and die out on the trail. At any rate, loved the color on this one which was really a beautiful coral, and the mushroom was in good condition, smooth and shiny.
Copyrighted - Belinda Greb WATERMARK WILL NOT APPEAR ON PRINT * * * * * * * Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an inspiration to create something new, by incorporating other exposures, textures or brushwork.
I currently reside in Oregon, an environment rich in nature's graces. I have lived in California and New York, too, and everywhere there is a world of beauty around us, if we care to take the time and look for it.
November 15th, 2014
Viewed 587 Times - Last Visitor from New York, NY on 09/05/2022 at 11:02 PM