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Lycoperdon pratense   (Meadow Puffball)
Family
Lycoperdaceae
Location
Europe, occasionally in North America
Dimensions
2-4 cm diameter * 2.5 cm tall
Edibility
This site contains no information about the edibility or toxicity of mushrooms.

Description
Lycoperdon pratense, also known as the Meadow Puffball, is a smallish white or pallid yellowish-brown elongated ovoid formed fungus. It grows typically in small troops on lawns and in other places with short grass.

Fruiting body An elongated ovoid form with a short sterile stem typically half the width of the fruit body. The spore mass is at first white and firm, then olive brown and powdery. Stem swollen towards the base; colour as the fertile head but with shorter spines.

Lycoperdon pratense on the www.first-nature.com web site.

Many mushrooms are poisonous and some are lethally poisonous. It can be very hard to distinguish between an edible and a poisonous mushroom. We recommend, because of this, that you don't eat wild mushrooms at all, and this site does not contain any information about the edibility or toxicity of the mushrooms listed here.

Although efforts have been made to ensure accuracy on this website, the information may contain errors and omissions and should not be relied upon and be used as any basis for eating any plants or mushrooms.




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