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Toad Stools

Up date from Anna Marie Fritz who is a Mycrophile: These are called Inky Caps (Latin name is Comprinus Comatus), and they are in existence for a very short time. Twenty four hours or less! They pop out as snow-white buttons that (within hours) develop into snow white cones that the English aptly call "Lawyer's Wigs." Then they 'deliquesce,' which is a nice way to say 'go to mushy rotten.' While in the white phase...they are some of the most delicious mushrooms one can eat. Thanks so much Anna for the mycrological lesson. Photo by Sharon Lee . Copyright 2009

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John Cappello 06 Apr 2014

What a Talent You have Shown here. One of Your Best Achievements! I get mine from the Store ONLY!

gerry logan 08 Feb 2009

What an awesome capture and in its own way beautiful nice capture

Artist Reply: Luckily, I now know about this "toad stool", called and Inky Cap, thanks to Anna Marie Fritz. It is fun and interesting! Thanks

Susan Marie Pieri 07 Feb 2009

unbelievable color

Artist Reply: I thought so too! Thanks for visiting Susan!!

lillianhibiscus 07 Feb 2009

They are interesting.

Artist Reply: I thought they looked liked little hats, and I was right, the English call them "Lawyer Wigs". Thanks Lillian.

Delfina Mendonça 07 Feb 2009

Wow, very interesting

Artist Reply: Yeh, I thought they were neat too!!