Mushrooms in Lawn

Teresa Lennon asked 12 years ago

Please put my husbands mind at rest as he keeps insisting they might be usable. He knows nothing about gardening but like all men, never takes his wifes knowledge as ‘gospel’. The mushrooms in pics are growing in my garden under a Pine tree. They are beautiful but I would love to know the name of them and if they are poisonous.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
At a glance, this musroom looks like it is the fly agaric, which is poisonous, not usually fatal if eaten but causing very severe symptoms including coma.

This mushroom usually has some white spots but can appear without these too and it usually appears in autumn.