When: 2009-09-07

Collection location: York Haven, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: kate (kate)

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I found this mushroom growing in my back yard in York Haven Pennsylvania. I thought it was a leaf at fist sight due to the yellow color, upon closer observation I noticed it was a mushroom. I found 2 more of the same mushroom growing with in 2’ of each other. The mushroom has a lemon yellow color cap dome shaped with a yellow ocher stipe rather thin in diameter. The portion of the mushroom that was growing in the ground was white. The cap underside was pore like yellow on cross section. The stipe has a fiberous to stringe like center. Almost like string cheese when pulled apart. The mushroom stained my finger tips a redish color after handeling. It appears as if slugs have been eating the cap which reveals the same yellow color as the cap where it has be chewed. Some of the mushrooms seem to have deteriorated and with that deterioration the flesh appears to have a purple hue. It is a sweet smelling mushroom , can’t seem to identify the aroma with something known. I found this mushroom growing in the grass about 3 feet from a spruce tree. Other trees close by within 8 to 10 feet were White Pines and a few Sliver maples. I am unsure of the actual species. I feel it is definately some sort of Boletus varity suggested by the pores on the cap. It has been cooler in the evenings here in Pa with a heavy dew. The area it has been sighted is generaly a sunny location. This is the first time I have seen this mushroom growing in the yard. I haven’t mowed the grass in a few weeks possibly giving it a chance to grow to maturity. Any help with its identification is greatly apperciated. Kate

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:04 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘York Haven Pennslyvania U.S.A.’ to ‘York Haven, Pennsylvania, USA’


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