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Puffball Mushrooms On Downed Hickory Tree

© 2009 Daniel W. Reed

While puffballs are edible when young (and cooked) and the flesh is entirely white inside at this stage they would be tough, foul tasting and most likely toxic. They can provide some entertainment as by poking them you can release clouds of spores that look like smoke.

See: http://mushroomexpert.com/morganella_pyriformis.html

Image Type/Subject:
Fungus (Mushroom)
Forest floor
Morganella pyriformis,Puffball(Species)
Carya ovata,Shagbark Hickory(Species)
Media: Photograph

Shooting Location: Long Hunter State Park, Tennessee
Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D Camera, Canon EF24-70nn f2.8L USM Lens, 1/6 Sec., f/8.0, ISO=100

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© 2009 Daniel Reed