Hallucinogenic and poisonous

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Photo by Silvia Romero Cavin

They are known to attract
and kill flies
Photo by Silvia Romero Cavin
Transplant Silvia Romero Cavin sent in these photos.

She says,
Being from Florida where these types of mushrooms are not present, or not at all common, I was surprised to see Amanita Muscaria growing by the roadside!  
Be careful, they are hallucinogenic and poisonous. 

Wouldn't you know that the pretty ones would be the problem ones? I think I had one of these in my yard once.

I'm fascinated by the mushrooms that grow in my yard - there have been at least six different kinds. I tried to rake up a pile of brown leaves once that turned out to be a clump of mushrooms.

I've seen them grow and go to seed in one day.

Fascinating little critters!



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