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How to Safely Identify The Edible Puffball Family of Mushrooms Puffball mushrooms overall are a very common and easy to identify family, one of the safest for beginners. It’s one of the first species that I remembered the Latin name for. Lycopodium roughly translates to ‘Wolfs Fart’ I guess it’s…

Giant Puffball/ Summer / Autumn / Edible Scientific Name Calvatia gigantea Family Agaricaceae Also known as Puffballs Habitat Grasslands, pasture, lawns, commons and roadsides. Found in rings, troops or individually. You will also sometimes find these in and around open woodland. Identifying Features Description A large white to off-white fungus…

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