Photo of an alcohol inky mushroom cut in half lengthwise.

    Alcohol Inky

    Coprinopsis atramentaria (formerly Coprinus atramentarius)
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    Edible

    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 gigantic red false morels, cut and laying on a ground

    Big Red False Morel

    Gyromitra caroliniana
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    Poisonous

    Photograph of a black morel mushroom

    Black Morel

    Morchella angusticeps (formerly M. elata)
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    Edible

    Photo of cluster of common laccaria, small brownish pink mushrooms, in grass

    Common Laccaria

    Laccaria laccata
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    Edible

    Photo of destroying angel showing large saclike cup around the base of stalk

    Destroying Angel

    Amanita bisporigera
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    Poisonous

    Photo of many tan fairy ring mushrooms, some uprooted, growing in grass

    Fairy Ring Mushroom

    Marasmius oreades
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    Edible

    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 gabled false morel, a floppy, orange club fungus

    Gabled False Morel

    Gyromitra brunnea
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    Poisonous

    puffball mushroom

    Giant Puffball

    Calvatia gigantea (Langermannia gigantea)
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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 jellied false coral mushroom, a rounded mass of white branches

    Jellied False Coral

    Tremellodendron pallidum
    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Morels

    Morchella species
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    Edible

    Photo of pale chicken of the woods.

    Pale Chicken of the Woods

    Laetiporus cincinnatus
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    Edible

    Photo of a scarlet cup mushroom growing on fallen sticks

    Scarlet Cup

    Sarcoscypha dudleyi
    Photo of stalked scarlet cup cluster of red cup mushrooms with white stalks

    Stalked Scarlet Cup

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

    Velvet Foot

    Flammulina velutipes
    Photo of common morels growing on forest floor

    Yellow Morel (Common Morel)

    Morchella esculentoides (formerly M. esculenta)
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    Edible