I discovered a large patch of earth star fungi in Colinton Dell today - this is a new patch that I haven't seen before and there are lots of fungi - the photo shows only three of them, but there were probably ten or so earth stars all together. They're a bit past their best but you can still see the dark brown star shapes round the white puffball type centre.
A great find! I believe they are decent eating when fresh, although I would never try in a billion years.
Never heard of them. I will look to see if we have earth stars here in the US.
Hi Simon, no I wouldn't eat them either! There are a surprising number of earth stars in the green areas of Edinburgh
Hi Sandy, you may have some over there too, there are a lot of different species of them
__ Interesting... I never knew of the earth stars; thanks, Juliet, I'm glad to now know of them. _m
Pretty. Everything frozen and white here - a sort of unusual January so far!!!
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