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 two ash tree boletes, tan pored mushrooms, one overturned showing pores

    Ash Tree Bolete

    Boletinellus merulioides
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    Edible

    Photo of black-staining polypore, a mushroom with tan, wavy, fan-shaped caps

    Black-Staining Polypore

    Meripilus sumstinei (formerly M. giganteus)
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    Edible

    Image of smooth chanterelle

    Chanterelles

    Cantharellaceae (various members of family)
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    Edible

    Photo of several deadly galerina mushroom caps, viewed from above.

    Deadly Galerina

    Galerina marginata (G. autumnalis)
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    Poisonous

    Top-view photo of three dryad's saddles, a tan bracket fungus, growing on wood

    Dryad’s Saddle

    Polyporus squamosus
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    Edible

    Photograph of cluster of mature gem-studded puffball mushrooms

    Gem-Studded Puffball

    Lycoperdon perlatum
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    Edible

    Photograph of a half-free morel mushroom

    Half-Free Morel

    Morchella punctipes (formerly M. semilibera)
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    Edible

    Photo of hen of the woods, large round mass of grayish mushrooms

    Hen of the Woods (Maitake)

    Grifola frondosa
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    Edible

    Photo of young, yellow-phase honey mushrooms.

    Honey Mushroom

    Armillaria mellea
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    Edible

    Photo of ling chih, a shiny, hard, rust-colored bracket fungus, growing on tree

    Ling Chih (Lingzhi; Reishi Mushroom)

    Ganoderma sessile (formerly G. lucidum)
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    Edible

    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 orange pinwheel marasmius, tiny, orange, pleated, gilled mushroom

    Orange Pinwheel Marasmius

    Marasmius siccus
    Photo of oyster mushrooms growing on a tree trunk

    Oyster Mushroom

    Pleurotus ostreatus and P. pulmonarius
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    Edible

    Photo of many crowded pear-shaped puffballs growing on a stump.

    Pear-Shaped Puffball

    Lycoperdon pyriforme (Morganella pyriformis)
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    Edible

    Photo of a pigskin puffball.

    Pigskin Puffball (Common Earthball)

    Scleroderma citrinum (Scleroderma aurantium)
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    Poisonous

    Photo of several reddening lepiota mushrooms, one showing gills and stem ring.

    Reddening Lepiota

    Leucoagaricus americanus (Lepiota americana)
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    Edible

    Photo of young, golden cluster of ringless honey mushrooms on forest floor

    Ringless Honey Mushroom

    Armillaria tabescens (Armillariella tabescens)
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    Edible

    Photo of big cluster of turkey tails, bracket fungus with concentric color rings

    Turkey Tail

    Trametes versicolor
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    Edible

    Photo of velvet foot mushrooms, mature, showing black stems.

    Velvet Foot

    Flammulina velutipes
    Photo of three voluminous-latex milkies, tan mushrooms, of different sizes

    Voluminous-Latex Milky

    Lactarius volemus
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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