Does anyone know what kind of mushroom this is & if it's edible?

q does anyone know what kind of mushroom this is if it s edible
  18 answers
  • Ron24325151 Ron24325151 on Aug 01, 2017
    Better to buy mushrooms at the grocer vs. risk dying

  • June Gillenwater Mott June Gillenwater Mott on Aug 01, 2017
    It LOOKS like an oyster mushroom... but, if you didn't propagate it yourself, or if you're not an expert on mushrooms I wouldn't consider it safe to eat.

  • Olivia Dyer Olivia Dyer on Aug 01, 2017
    Don't eat it please.

  • Patricia Patricia on Aug 01, 2017
    Not oyster but possibly shitake.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Aug 01, 2017
    Most likely common Toadstool. They pop up overnight with little encouagement. Remove it to garbage can.

  • Sadie Blake Sadie Blake on Aug 01, 2017
    no no no no. Very deadly. I know a great deal about this fungi. Do not eat.

    • Barb Barb on Aug 01, 2017
      Thank you we get them in our woods all the time

  • Anna Anna on Aug 01, 2017
    I asked a friend she is a mushroom genius and she said no not safe to eat.

    • Barb Barb on Aug 01, 2017
      Thank you we were just wondering. We get them in our woods all the time.

  • Xil10714211 Xil10714211 on Aug 01, 2017

  • Bev Bev on Aug 01, 2017
    When in doubt--DON'T! I live in MI and purchased the Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide written by a specialty Professor from U of M. In Northern Michigan, I identified 47 varieties of mushrooms and toadstools--ALL poisonous or causing major discomfort or severe cramping. Don' t risk your life unless you like ERs. There are enough new varieties in many large Supermarkets.

  • Myk23866736 Myk23866736 on Aug 01, 2017
    Cousin's hubby nearly died after one bite. Days in ICU. Don't.

  • Krisihli Krisihli on Aug 01, 2017
    It is not possible to 100% safely identify this species.
    One key is what does the under side look like another is what color are the spores that drop out from the bottom of the cap. These are 2 of the most common indicators beyond the location of the growth and the color and shape of the top view.

    Never eat any mushrooms that you are uncertain of. Severe illness or death commonly occur when some one makes an error in identification. There are even some mushrooms that are OK to eat in the early stages of growth and then later become deadly as they mature.

  • Maria Krisch Maria Krisch on Aug 01, 2017
    Please don't eat! I think it's not worth losing your life over. Best to go to farm market or Whole Foods...

  • Ida Ida on Aug 01, 2017
    Never trust the word of anyone except a mushroom grower or someone who knows what they are doing. Buy your mushrooms.

  • Ant11605640 Ant11605640 on Aug 01, 2017
    These are common toad stools and are not edible

  • Chris Chris on Aug 01, 2017
    All mushrooms are edible. But some are only edible once. (Sorry, I had to post that.)

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 03, 2017
    Never ever eat unknown mushrooms as it will kill your liver, then you! There is only one type of person I trust, that is the brokers for forest mushroom gatherers, and second Mycologist from your local university but I have see a few of those die over 40 years of wilderness work.

  • Pat1309911 Pat1309911 on Sep 10, 2017
    If you have to ask don't eat it.

  • B. Enne B. Enne on Sep 11, 2017
    These pop up in my grass..DON'T eat them!