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Brain False-Morel

Gyromitra esculenta

1 Species ID Suggestions

gully.moy
gully.moy 9 years ago
Brain False-Morel
Gyromitra esculenta


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Nature lover
Nature lover 9 years ago

Thank you gully.moy. :) it actually didn't show up in my feed for some reason.

gully.moy
gully.moy 9 years ago

I suggested an ID for you - Gyromitra esculenta

gully.moy
gully.moy 9 years ago

Nothing to fear if they're growing there, just don't eat them! The toxins won't absorb through your skin or anything.

Nature lover
Nature lover 9 years ago

What are they called?

Nature lover
Nature lover 9 years ago

Yikes!!! They are growing all over my parents property!

gully.moy
gully.moy 9 years ago

Lots of people did. But it's now known to be a very bad idea, especially for kids. They contain a strange toxin which you may find doesn't affect you the first nine times you consume it and then kills you on the tenth. Or it may make you very sick from the first time, or you may eat it your entire life and suffer no ill effects! Weird one, best avoided as much as I'd like to try it.

c.beshore.rn
c.beshore.rn 9 years ago

Now, They are on the POISON MUSHROOMS OF MISSOURI LIST...I wonder how close to death we came????

c.beshore.rn
c.beshore.rn 9 years ago

We used to eat these when I was a kid living near the river. My dad grew up eating them in the 30's, boiled, sliced then deep fried...

gully.moy
gully.moy 9 years ago

Or else a similar Gyromitra species.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on May 19, 2013

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