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    Default Can anyone identify these mushrooms?

    Out and about the yard this weekend i found several of these mushrooms. I have gone through all my plant books and have only found a few mushrooms in them. And unfortunately these were not one of them. These mushrooms are very large. Some are at least 6 inches across. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks, and have a great one!
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    Default Look at the gills...

    Hard to tell, but they look like hawkwings. If the gills on the underside look like hair or tiny spikes, then I would have to say hawkwings. Also, I would suggest buying a mushroom field guide.....or two. It's ALWAYS a good idea to verify with more than one source especially if you plan on eating them. I highly recommend:

    1) All That the Rain Promises and More: A Hip Pocket Guide to Western Mushrooms

    2) Mushrooms Demystified

    Have fun, mushroom hunting is highly rewarding and my family eagerly wait for the rainy season each year

    Randy

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    Randy, I really appreciate the help. Yes the underside has tiny spikes. And I am buying your recommended books on Amazon right now. Thanks for your time, have an excellent one

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    zekeski is is dead on. both on
    id and book recommendation.
    those are one of our favorite edibles... good score!!!
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