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mushroom foraging guide Meadow Puffball

Names

Common: Meadow Puffball

Latin: Vascellum pratense

Edibility

Edibility: edible.

Eating notes: only eat if completely white when cut-through vertically.

Preserving: Doesn't keep; should be eaten within a couple of days of picking

Season

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Description

Fruit body: size 2-5cm; colour white / cream, yellowing later.

Stem: distinct sterile base.

Spores: olive-brown.

Flesh: colour white when young; later brown.

Habitat: found in pasture growing singly or insmall groups.

Frequency: common.