Giant Puffball Mushrooms

I went for a hike on Monday and, after several rain showers in the prior weeks, giant puffball mushrooms (Calvatia booniana) had sprouted up everywhere. I stopped counting after coming across fifty of them. They were all well past their prime and not worth harvesting.

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8 Responses to Giant Puffball Mushrooms

  1. B. M. Wells says:

    you sure those aren’t zombie brains? I’ve never seen such a thing.

  2. These really do look like something an Alien would have left behind. You eat them???

  3. Wow how do they taste?

  4. Pam says:

    Very neat! Saw them once in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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