Red Mushroom

I spent several hours outside cleaning up the garden again yesterday, and toward the end of the day I noticed a unique color in this early spring landscape dominated by browns and greens: red!


It's a red mushroom! Perhaps "brick red" is the best description of the color, red with some brown. So pretty I had to go inside and get the DSLR, as the phone camera wasn't going to cut it!


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I can't resist taking photos of nice mushrooms, and this certainly was one!





I got some decent images with the phone camera too:



Especially since it could get underneath as the DSLR could not...


Anybody know what kind this is? It's not something that I've seen before as far as I can remember.

I love it though!


I have taken lots of other mushroom photos over the years -- have a look!

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Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (March 17, 2016 at 10:13 AM)  

I love the color. I don't think I've ever seen a mushroom like that. Do you think it's edible?

Maywyn Studio  – (March 17, 2016 at 11:46 AM)  

That's weird looking. Google mushroom brings up nothing that looks like it. Missouri mushroom website the same, imho. I Google fungi, and sure enough it looks a fungi, but still no match.

Anonymous –   – (March 17, 2016 at 4:59 PM)  

http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomreishi.html

Lisa  – (March 17, 2016 at 6:38 PM)  

I love mushrooms! It makes for such a wondrous sight when they appear seemingly out of nowhere! That's a pretty one, too!

Maywyn Studio  – (March 18, 2016 at 8:23 AM)  

Your mushroom most resembles a Reishi mushroom, but I'd go for a professional identification.
http://www.mushroom-appreciation.com/reishi-mushroom-identification.html

Laurin Lindsey  – (March 18, 2016 at 3:06 PM)  

Wow, very unusual and beautiful!

Renee  – (March 19, 2016 at 8:40 PM)  

how pretty! I hope it's not bad for the tree it's growing on.

Alan  – (March 20, 2016 at 7:23 AM)  

Anon and Maywyn: I think you're right, although there are so many variations!

Renee: it's growing on a stump, so no worries there. :)

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