Identification: The mushrooms grew in the garden

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by ptjmliao, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. ptjmliao

    ptjmliao Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    The mushrooms were growing in the dry (shadow partially) ground in the garden. How’s it growing in such spot of dryness? Is there anything I could do except remove them occasionally ? What is the name of the mushrooms? Thanks.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Frog

    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,040
    Likes Received:
    243
    Location:
    B.C., Canada
    Hi @ptjmliao

    Your first photo is of a Scleroderma, sometimes called poison puffball. The second is a bolete, likely a Caloboletus from what I can see and the habitat, but there are a few possibilities.

    You are seeing the fruiting bodies/mushrooms of fungi that live underground in the soil, so attempting to remove these fungi is not practical, and even removing all the soil is unlikely to be successful, as fungal hyphae and spores are tiny and everywhere. They will fruit mushrooms when conditions favour this (weather, moisture, season, relationships).

    Also, these fungi are in symbiotic relationships with your plants and trees in your garden, they are helping to feed them, as plant roots & roothairs are too large to access some nutrients in the soil.
    So you wouldn't want to remove the fungus as your garden would be mad at you <grin>

    Re the dryness: Fungi reach far and access moisture from a broad area, not just at the spot where they produce the mushrooms.

    Thank you for sharing your new garden additions!

    cheers,
    frog
     
    togata57 and wcutler like this.
  3. scilover

    scilover Member

    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Malaysia
    a mushroom on dry ground... maybe the roots had gone through the deepest part of the ground for water.
     
  4. ptjmliao

    ptjmliao Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Thanks for the reply. Will they harmful to pets or human? I pulled out the ”poison puffball” and took the picture attached.
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    12,619
    Likes Received:
    8,807
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2020

Share This Page