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Edible Wild Mushrooms in and around LA


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Some people think that the LA area is a mycological wasteland, totally devoid of fine, flavorful, fleshy fungi.  However, the following edible species are often found within the greater Los Angeles Area:

Chanterelle - Cantharellus cibarius
Morel - Morchella elata (and relatives)
Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus ostreatus
Blewit - Clitocybe nuda
Bear's Head - Hericium erinaceus (and relatives)
Candy Cap - Lactarius rubidus
Agaricus species
Fairy-ring Mushroom - Marasmius oreades
Shaggy Parasol - Macrolepiota rachodes
Man on Horseback - Tricholoma flavovirens
Springtime Amanita - Amanita velosa

Come to our forays and meetings to see and learn about these as well as poisonous species in the Los Angeles area.

Created in January 2002.  Last update March 8, 2010.  Contact the webmaster.
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