Identification: Potato like things

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Buddleia, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Buddleia

    Buddleia Active Member 10 Years

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    I found a few pototo looking things in the garden on top of the soil today, this is a new garden to me and I am still discovering all kinds of things. I'm pretty sure they didn't bloom in the spring, they are not like any bulb or corm I am aware of, no leaves. The largest one had a tuft of roots growing into the soil and they are the firmness of a pototo that has been kept in the fridge too long, going a bit soft. They smell kind of earthy but they have been outside for a long time suspect. Any ideas?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Can you post us a pic? They could be spuds or a number of other edible and inedible tubers.
     
  3. Buddleia

    Buddleia Active Member 10 Years

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    There seems to be smaller ones growing at the base near the roots of the largest one.

    I wonder if they are mushrooms or something?

    They aren't potatoes for sure, my grandad used to grow those, these were right on the soil surface.
     

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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Look like puffballs.
     
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    I'm with tipularia. They look like puffball mushrooms.
     
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    Buddleia Active Member 10 Years

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    Are they edible? What should I do with them? Put them back or eat them?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Puffball mushrooms for me, too. I'd put them back, because I don't know if those ones are edible or not.
     
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    Buddleia Active Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone, I had no idea they would be a mushroom, I'll try over there.
     
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    Harri Harmaja Active Member 10 Years

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