When: 2008-07-16

Collection location: Boone, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Probably the coolest mushroom that I encountered on my trip East. Never would have noticed it (or recognized it as a fungus) without Coleman’s sharp eyes!


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They grow on bits of wood
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-01 17:18:18 CDT (-0500)

This specimen was about the size of a fifty cent piece. They are not easy to see when you are standing up; I imagine finding them is mostly a serendipitious event. They have the charming common name of “fairy sparklers.”

What does it grow on?
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-08-01 15:45:28 CDT (-0500)

How big is it? I gotta look for it next time I’m in NC!

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-01 15:20:30 CDT (-0500)

Another eastern ‘shroom I’ve always wanted to find…