Doglover Posted March 19 Report Share Posted March 19 Greetings, I live in southern NH, zone 5. I have had an increasing interest in mushrooms, and started growing some outdoor species last year. Several years ago I noticed this large mushroom growing out of the edge of a new garden bed I had created the prior fall using a layering (grass, compost, leaves, grass, compost, manure, leaves, etc) method. This bed gets morning shade, and full sun all afternoon, but it's location is somewhat shaded by the plants around it which block a fair amount of sun. It was mid summer when I took the below pictures (August I believe). It weighed several pounds and measured 18". It was growing into the lawn so I pulled it and chucked it on my compost pile. It does stain black, and the closest ID I have found is Black Staining Polypore. I'm not certain I'd eat it even if I knew what it was for sure, as it gets really grungy from the mulch and grass clippings that invariably end up all over it. But I would like to know what it is because it's so funky. LOL.. Thanks for your time in checking it out! Jennifer Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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