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Friday, August 26, 2011

Dyer's Polypore, a wild mushroom, continues to evolve, continues to fascinate

On August 18th I posted several pictures of this mushroom, a Dyer's Polypore - Phaeolus schweinitzii - one taken on the first morning it appeared. It continues to grow and to evolve. Here are several photos I took yesterday afternoon. It is growing into a true beauty!

And here with Rick's boot for perspective

Here's a link to my first posting of this sighting where you can learn more about this mushroom:

1 comment:

Jeanne Jackson said...

This mushroom is not edible! It is used to dye yarn and fabric. It has a part to play in nature as it decomposes dead wood into nutrients. Amazing!