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By Lori

Yellow! (Amanita muscaria var. formosa)

Pity the toad that sits on this! Poison!

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These all look like amanita muscaria. Is this in your garden? The clump on the next pic is a really large and healthy colony. My understanding is that the white crust on top is arsenic, its a very dangerous mushroom. I don't see the yellow much, they are lovely examples.

9 Oct, 2010


Yes...I've just been doing some looking and they are indeed dangerous. The mycelium must have been huge... they were spread over an area of about an acre.

9 Oct, 2010


These are relatively common here, Amanita is my street name. Anywhere they like, they spread over it. Classic toadstools I think. Like the caterpillar is smoking his pipe there. :-)

9 Oct, 2010


You mean the Hooka smoking one...that Grace talks about! or the one that Alice meets?

9 Oct, 2010


beautiful colour, yellow & white, it's a favourite V-Dub colour also !! ;-))

9 Oct, 2010

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