Monthly Archives: June 2014

autumn crocus flowers

For the autumn crocus, I’m trying to see how true it is that the flowers themselves, and perhaps the petals in particular, are deadly toxic. Looking at http://www.drugs.com/npp/autumn-crocus.html, I don’t see specifics on the petals. Do the petals have deadly … Continue reading

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BUTTER (naturally) FLAVORED MUSHROOM!!!!

This is ridiculous. I’ve never encountered this in the probably 100+ species I’ve eaten of mushrooms. Today I tried a piece of a Xylaria raw. It was a young & tender one. I wasn’t in the least prepared for what … Continue reading

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Amanita

I found my 1st Amanita of the season. It was a conifer associated fly agaric ( Amanita muscaria var. guessowii). It was a bit over the hill and I’m really pressed for time these days, so btwn. the two I … Continue reading

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phone book

I managed to [accidentally] grow orangish colored cup mushrooms on a phone book.

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fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

I didn’t realize it is a perennial. It has nice seeds, leaves can be used, and the pollen is very appreciated by people. Distribution for foragers: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=fovu Uses for all who grow/forage for it: http://www.pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?LatinName=Foeniculum+vulgare Sam Schaperow, M.S. PsychologyCT.com

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