Identification: Russula

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    Nik Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if they are the same or different species. They show up in colors from pink to very dark burgundy. The slugs like them. A lot.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Nik, this is not botanical, but my wife wants to know if you also have fairies and pixies ? A magical garden surely must !!!
     
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    Lol! Sure, plenty of fireflies this time of year. It does look magical when they are out in full force..
    There are also raccoons, opossums and foxes... not so magical.
    Thanks, D!
     
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    We also have the fairy (or pixie) rings, forgot to mention that.. :)
    I guess that counts too.
     
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    @Nik, good morning N and Yes of course Lol
     
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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They are very beautiful! And yes fungivorous slugs will travel past other kinds of mushrooms to reach Russulas :-)

    A number of red Russula species have a colour range from pink to purple, and in some cases green as well, so it is possible that they are all one species, especially if near each other.
    - Some features that narrow down possibilities: taste (acrid, pepper or mild), non-pink stipe, white-not-yellow gills, and whether it is on soil or very rotted wood.
     
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