Sunday Fungi: All Puffed Up

I like puffballs. They’re easy to identify. And unlike the wood-eating variety of fungi, they tend to cluster in grassy places… where they’re easy to see!

photo taken on the way to Tyrell’s wood: 8th Oct 2019

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14 Responses to Sunday Fungi: All Puffed Up

  1. Violet Lentz says:

    Now I like the looks of those. Are they puffed with air? Or solid?

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    • And they are edible. Peel it. Check it for grubs… best to gather when young… slice and fry like an ordinary mushroom. The Giant Puffball can grow to 70 cm across and weigh 5kg. Enough for a family of four to enjoy for breakfast!

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  2. Dale says:

    They are rather fabulous looking – and edible! Bonus. 70 cm across and 5kg!!! Bloody Hell! Now my internal recipe rolodex is spinning…

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  3. Deborah says:

    These are lovely and they look good enough to eat! they kind of look like a puffed up cheese ball! Thanks for sharing Crispina! 😀 ❤

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  4. Joy Pixley says:

    How very polite of them to be so obvious! I don’t know that I’ve ever seen them in the wild — or maybe I have, but never recognized them prior to my learning all about mushrooms from your blog.

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  5. I was going to ask if they were edible and found the answer right away. Will keep an eye out for them now. Thanks for sharing these.

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  6. I used to live in a place which always had huge puffballs in the garden. At the time I didn’t know they were edible. They would have been interesting to try.

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