Photo of a blusher, a tan gilled mushroom, showing injured spot turning rust red

    Amanitas

    Amanita spp. (about 600 species, worldwide)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of artist conk, woody bracket fungus on tree shown from side

    Artist Conk

    Ganoderma applanatum
    Photograph of a black morel mushroom

    Black Morel

    Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
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    Edible

    Photo of cluster of bleeding mycenas, small, capped, reddish mushrooms

    Bleeding Mycena

    Mycena haematopus
    Photo of common split gills, white bracket mushrooms growing on branch

    Common Split Gill

    Schizophyllum commune
    Photograph of a cluster of devil's urn mushrooms, which are brown and gobletlike

    Devil’s Urn

    Urnula craterium
    Photo of earthstars, ball mushrooms with starlike rays, on forest floor

    Earthstars

    Geastrum species
    Image of a false morel

    False Morels

    Gyromitra spp. (false morels); Helvella spp. (elfin saddles)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of a fawn mushroom, which is a brownish gray, gilled, capped mushroom

    Fawn Mushroom

    Pluteus atricapillus (formerly P. cervinus)
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    Edible

    Photo of green cracking russula, greenish-capped, gilled mushroom

    Green Cracking Russula

    Russula virescens
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    Edible

    a row of little brown, umbrella-shaped mushrooms along a decaying log

    Little Brown Mushrooms

    Various species of confusingly similar mushrooms
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    Poisonous

    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Morels

    Morchella species
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    Edible

    Photo of multicolor gill polypore, a colorfully zoned bracket fungus on a log

    Multicolor Gill Polypore

    Lenzites betulina
    Photo of a parasol mushroom.

    Parasol

    Macrolepiota procera (Lepiota procera)
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    Edible

    Photo of rooted collybia, tan, thin-stalked gilled mushroom

    Rooted Collybia

    Xerula furfuracea (Collybia radicata var. furfuracea)
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    Edible

    Photo of a thin-maze flat polypore, a bracket fungus, showing concentric rings

    Thin-Maze Flat Polypore

    Daedaleopsis confragosa (Daedalea confragosa)
    Photo of several violet toothed polypores, violet-gray bracket fungi

    Violet Toothed Polypore

    Trichaptum biforme
    Photo of wood ear mushroom, which looks like a brownish human ear stuck to a log

    Wood Ear (Tree Ear)

    Auricularia auricula (formerly A. auricula-judae)
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    Edible

    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Yellow Morel (Common Morel)

    Morchella esculentoides (formerly M. esculenta)
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    Edible