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Ferns, Mushrooms, Fungi and Mosses: Puffball

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United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

July 2, 2012
12:34 AM

Post #9189451

At the Martin Mere wetlands centre in Lancashire last weekend I saw an enormous puffball fungus. I don't know if you can see the pine cone at 2 o'clock in the photo for comparison but this thing was huge! Easily 18 inches across.

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the Mountains, CO
(Zone 4a)

December 22, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9364743

Did ja eat it?
I would have sauteed that thing right up!
Rosemont, ON
(Zone 4a)

December 22, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9364963

I've tried eating the giant puffballs that grow in the woods around here. They're best when about tennis ball size, but I find they don't have a lot of flavor. They smell wonderful when they're frying, though! My pic was taken in August 2008.

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Ocala, FL
(Zone 9a)

January 23, 2013
7:08 AM

Post #9394567

Tastes great fried ... :)

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