Fungi warn­ing

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Q Th­ese fungi grow pro­lif­i­cally in

my gar­den. Are they edi­ble?

Mimma Cope­man, via email

A I am ex­tremely wary of try­ing to iden­tify mush­rooms as it can go very badly if I get it wrong!

I would imag­ine the most likely thing is that yours are a sapro­phytic type grow­ing on de­com­pos­ing dead wood. As such, they may not be poi­sonous but the taste may be noth­ing to get ex­cited about.

If you re­ally would like to know, I would ask a lo­cal mush­room ex­pert.

Never eat uniden­ti­fied fungi

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