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mushroom foraging guide Common Puffball

Names

Common: Common Puffball

Latin: Lycoperdon perlatum

Edibility

Edibility:Edible

Eating notes: Edible, but has a somewhat spongy texture and little flavour.

Season

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Description

Fruit body: 2-6cm. Initially white becoming yellow/brown as they age. Covered in small pyramidal spines.

Stem: 2-5cm White. Covered in small pyramidal spines.

Spores: Olive brown

Flesh: White and moist when young. Later powdery and cinnamon brown.

Habitat: On the ground in mixed woodland

Frequency: Very Common