Sunday Fungi: Purple Helmets

purple helmets

Burgundy drops, thimble-sized. 1st October 2018

These small, clustering ‘bonnets’ are as much iconic fungi as the totally boring button mushroom of supermarkets and kitchens.


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11 Responses to Sunday Fungi: Purple Helmets

  1. Dale says:

    Like little clusters of grapes!

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  2. Oh my they are beautiful. Most people I think miss the beauty of mushrooms. I love their variety of shapes, colors and awesome textures. Great shot.

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  3. Violet Lentz says:

    When I saw them on my Reader, I thought they might be blueberries- but I knew they couldn’t be because after all it is Fungi Sunday. Are they edible? If not they have a cousin that is… Well either that or the nice ladies at The Living Room are trying to knock a few of us outta the lunch line… πŸ˜‰

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    • crimsonprose says:

      Alas, my field guide doesn’t say, neither yay nor nay. But the fact it doesn’t label them as poisonous might suggest edibility.
      I’m guessing they are burgundydrops, but they belong to a huge family, many of which differ only marginally. Myself, I wouldn’t rish eating them. But then, I’m a gastronomic wimp! πŸ™‚

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  4. Fantastic – the detail and the colour…a beautiful photo πŸ™‚

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