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Old 10-07-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Lee's Summit, MO
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Can anyone help with identifying these mushroom in my back yard?
Are they poisonous to dogs or humans?

approximately 3.5" round



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Old 10-09-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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There is a huge variety in wild mushrooms and they frequently have some very, very subtle differentiations. While I think the overall number of toxic / non-toxic mushrooms is low the risk of false identification is high.

If you must know, I suggest you find an actual expert. The university extension may have someone who could identify it for you, but I strongly advise against trying to eat it, especially based off of an internet evaluation.

The local library (or Amazon) will have some identification guides that may help narrow it down to a small list of potential candidates too.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Can anyone help with identifying these mushroom in my back yard?
Are they poisonous to dogs or humans?

approximately 3.5" round



Poisonous Mushrooms | Missouri Department of Conservation

MDC offers new guidebooks on mushrooms and herps | Missouri Department of Conservation


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Old 11-01-2012, 12:42 AM
 
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I found some of the very same mushrooms in my yard. These are different from the ones that usually come up.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Looks like a classic "toadstool"-- a mushroom that is possibly toxic if injested. You should remove them so the colony doesn't spread.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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Never ever ever ever EVER eat a mushroom found in your backyard. It's very risky. This advice is routinely given by K-State Extension and anyone who knows about mushrooms.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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My Labrador got seriously sick, runs all over the bed. Several hours later, a repeat episode, followed by a bought of barfing outside around 3 a.m.. She was drooling like a ST. Bernard. I went outside and collected the barf to see if she'd ingested something weird. Sure enough, one whole mushroom, that looked just like that one. I sat up with her the rest of the night, within a few hours the drooling stopped. Ran her by the vet in the a.m. just to be safe. He said I should have taken her to the E Vet the second I knew she ate a mushroom, it could have killed her, toxic ones cause liver damage that doesn't fix. He said I got real lucky she just ate the one and barfed it whole. He ran tests just to be sure, no damage. Yeah, get them out of your yard to be safe, and watch the kids/dogs like a hawk!
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