Please help me identify this weed

hellenouw(5a)June 18, 2013

Please help me identify this mushroom type, i don't know where it came from..

thank you!

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

it came in the compost/mulch ...

ignore them...

they are part of the breaking down of the vegetative material in the compost... when they use it up.. they will no longer appear ...

i am sure someone has a name for them.. but it doesnt matter.. all kinds of mushrooms will possibly show up ... and i consider them a free.. key word there...a free show of mother nature ....

ken

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:23AM
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hellenouw(5a)

Thank you Ken, as long as it is not poisonous I can take it easy.. dont wanna some creepy thing show up near my plant... thanks :)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:31AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It might be a poisonous mushroom, but it will not be dangerous to your plants....just to you. The rule of thumb about all mushrooms is that they need to be considered toxic until someone with a great deal of experience tells you otherwise.

There are mushrooms that are fruiting bodies of tree pathogens but those are not likely to be seen in a container.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:54AM
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hellenouw(5a)

I see..better to not touch them directly..thanks rhizo!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:58AM
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carolb_w_fl(zone 9/10)

Very common here in my West Central FL yard - they generally last only a day & 'melt' away - look like fairy umbrellas to me

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 10:47AM
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hellenouw(5a)

Hi Carol, yes it does disappear just in one day.. its cute how you call it a "fairy umbrella" cheers! :)

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 9:43PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i dont think touching is an issue..

it would be more an issue of getting falling down drunk.. falling with your mouth open.. into the pot.. and swallowing it .. lol ... like the shroom would be the worst of your problem at that point.. lol ...

i didnt realize its in a pot.. if so.. just put on a glove if you wish [i wouldn't bother].. and tug it out .. it doesnt really have roots ...

no need to keep it.. if you dont want ...

in pots.. you would be better off with one of the potting media ... and when i used to grow seed.. i sterilize my media... before use.. to not only get rid of weed seed.. but also fungi spores..etc ... see link...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 9:22AM
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