When: 2014-11-09

Collection location: Larksville, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phil Yeager (gunchky)

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Near Red and White Pine. Forgot I had these photos.
According to Jenkins: Amanita of North America 1986, Amanita Phalloides was reported in Pennsylvania.


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Red Pine
By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-01-09 16:55:20 CST (-0500)

is a native Pa. species, and Pine plantations generally feature ranks and rows if planted professionally. At other times volunteers simply walk where they will, make a hole and drop a seedling in. Even so, this would be a plantation per se.
The most recent reclamation project took place between Curry Hill and Avondale Hill in Plymouth, and Plymouth Twp. respectively about fifteen-twenty years ago. This area still hasn’t been reforested.

I have run across…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-01-09 15:46:54 CST (-0500)

mined areas that were planted with pines. Most of the red pine I see around here looks to be planted. Still, very interesting. Some of the reclaimed strip-mined areas were planted a number of years ago.

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2017-01-09 15:15:58 CST (-0500)

Check MO obs. # 116598. This area, as is much of The areas in Larksville is reclaimed mine land. It is not a plantation per se but some trees may have been planted by boy scouts/volunteers etc. after the strip mines were filled in. This location is private property which I have permission to access but not during hunting season.

Phil, if I remember correctly,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-01-08 15:32:03 CST (-0500)

you had told me these were found in an area that may be a “natural” habitat. That is, the trees are not planted. What do you think about the red pines? Does it look like a planted stand?

The two local spots where I have found A. phalloides are each roadside areas featuring planted pines (and oak in one spot).