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Old Oct 6, 2008, 5:58 pm   #1
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What is this?

I took this picture August 15th. This mushroom grows in my yard every year, I thought it was a hen. I don't think hen's grow in August do they? If anyone can identify I would appreciate, I had 7 of them one year.

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Old Oct 7, 2008, 8:58 am   #2
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Re: What is this?

Yes they can get quite large, maybe 20" diameter. No not shiny, but they are pliable. I picked a couple of them and they seem to be growing out of the roots of the oak trees.
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 8:59 am   #3
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Thank you very much. After reading the attachment I am sure this is what it is.
Thanks again Grey.
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 5:26 pm   #4
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Originally Posted by greysRDbest View Post
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it is edible..it will turn black in the pan and taste like liver however.........
I harvested a very fresh BSP this spring. I pan fried it in butter and onions and ate it. I think it is milder than liver. It is very, very rich. I liked it fine.

It was an absolute mess, however and I would recommend that if you ever handle or process one, use gloves. That staining is the real deal and stays on your hands for a week or two.

btw, that specimen that you photographed is NOT fresh, IMO. The fresh BSPs are virtually white. I believe that once they start to get brown/gray, they have probably lost their decent edibility.

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