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Poisonous Wild Mushrooms in and around LA


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There are several poisonous species that commonly grow in the LA area:

Western Destroying Angel - Amanita ocreata   DEADLY
Death Cap - Amanita phalloides DEADLY
Lepiota species DEADLY
Green-spored Parasol - Chlorophyllum molybdites
Western Jack-o-Lantern - Omphalotus olivascens
Flower Pot Mushroom - Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
Agaricus species

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

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