Observation 191885: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.
When: 2014-12-05
No herbarium specimen

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That was my concern
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-12-05 18:14:12 EST (-0500)

I was afraid of them concentrating chemicals in the lawn.

C. comatus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-12-05 16:47:12 EST (-0500)

grows readily in dog poop as well as horse apples. I don’t know that it has any effect on fertilizers or herbicides. I doubt it concentrates fertilizers or herbicides if that is your concern. Several fungi break-down DDT, and other pesticides.

A great edible indeed…
By: Randy Longnecker (Randy L.)
2014-12-05 16:18:46 EST (-0500)

But I am always hesitant to pick them from urban areas like this. This particular patch is in a soccer field, and I have no idea what kind of fertilizers and/or herbicides they use there. I guess I could get cancer and fight it at the same time by eating these :)

A potent anti-carcinogen, according to Paul Stamets.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-12-05 16:13:08 EST (-0500)

A single young fungus can destroy a large tumerous-type cancer with a single meal. I prefer this in a simple gravy made of Jimmy Dean sausage and thickened with a roux, over baked or mashed potatoes. Good eating!

Created: 2014-12-05 16:05:23 EST (-0500)
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