Collection location: Cache Valley, Utah, USA [Click for map]
Spore print white.
Cold weather mushroom (Found it growing during a warm period that briefly melted the snow)
Cap sticky when wet.
Stalk tough, composed of strands of long fibers.
Growing near on a stump in the middle of a row of cultivated Aspens, probably an Aspen stump.
stalk with blackish base, has a white sheen to it.
Gills adnexed to free.
stalks 2.5-3.5 cm long
caps 1.2-4 cm wide.
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DId you find these in Cache Valley? The coordinates on the map show a location near Arches National Park, not northern UT.
From the spore print, velvety stem, and growth on wood I decided they were Flammulina velutipes enough for me. I ate 3 small servings of them and have suffered no ill effects so far. They tasted ranked among the most flavorful mushrooms I’ve eaten, but I’ve only sampled three Agaricus species and the Shaggy Mane so far.
The notes should say I found the same mushroom species in March during a brief snowmelt.
Did I come anywhere close on the ID?
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