• Bite in and Enjoy :-)
  • It looks like something has enjoyed this mushroom already.

Magic Yellow Mushroom

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I found this slightly yellow and interesting looking mushroom sprouting along the banks of the Blackstone River Bikeway in Cumberland R.I.

This is the first time i have seen one with this color - so it must be a magic mushroom.


A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, hence the word mushroom is most often applied to those fungi (Basidiomycota, Agaricomycetes) that have a stem (stipe), a cap (pileus), and gills (lamellae, sing. lamella) on the underside of the cap, just as do store-bought white mushrooms.

The word "mushroom" can also be used for a wide variety of gilled fungi, with or without stems, and the term is used even more generally, to describe both the fleshy fruiting bodies of some Ascomycota and the woody or leathery fruiting bodies of some Basidiomycota, depending upon the context of the word.

Forms deviating from the standard morphology usually have more specific names, such as "puffball", "stinkhorn", and "morel", and gilled mushrooms themselves are often called "agarics" in reference to their similarity to Agaricus or their placement in the order Agaricales. By extension, the term "mushroom" can also designate the entire fungus when in culture or the thallus (called a mycelium) of species forming the fruiting bodies called mushrooms, or the species itself.

Oscar von Bonsdorff, nedal akrm, and 37 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. TONY - M 44 months ago | reply

    Nice capture.

  2. mswyni 44 months ago | reply

    I'm not sure I would bite into this one but it is a beautiful capture!

  3. TroutBum51 44 months ago | reply

    Well done, vibrant little mushroom.

  4. Oscar von Bonsdorff 44 months ago | reply

    Nice pic! THis mushroom is really beautiful!

  5. annelies schrasser 43 months ago | reply

    This is a wonderful shot:

    Many thanks for contributing to the world of Fabulous Fungi Fotos (FFF)
    Mushrooms & Other Fungi (Your Fab Fungi Fotos, FFF)

  6. museumofworldwonders 38 months ago | reply

    Very cool! amazing yellow color!!

    Here is my "Carnivorous Mushroom". Please take a look at it, too :-)

  7. ɔɐɯ uǝɥdǝʇs(slowly returning) 33 months ago | reply

    I don't think you better eat this one unless you have a cast iron stomach. These grow on one of my lawns under a pine tree. They are very photogenic as you have proved with this shot. Good Stuff.

  8. Janeinmaine1 32 months ago | reply

    Pretty mushroom!

  9. Fish as art 32 months ago | reply

    Stunning beauty!

  10. Dalyenn 29 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot love the yellow :D

  11. gabap240 6 months ago | reply

    nice shoot it looks like a anamaite kills flies that turn orange and red Amanita muscaria
    gabap from Paris

  12. BlueisCoool 6 months ago | reply

    Thank you for your comments and fav.

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