How Do You Look This Up?

Update: Thanks to Twiglet (see comments) we now think this is Peziza phyllogena.

As I was walking around the yard I saw something I had never seen before.

This black fungus has about a 3″ diameter.

A crop of black fungus?

There are no visible stems.

I’ve been trying to Google search it by image but nothing exactly the same comes up.

Have you ever seen this?

So what I really need is a mycologist.

Last year we found this beauty, almost 12 inches across.

Remember: Last year I found this.

Do you eat mushrooms?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

8 thoughts on “How Do You Look This Up?”

  1. Yeah, I’ll pass on the wild shrooms, except for morels, which grow around here if you’re lucky enough to find them. Chicken of the woods looks prettier on that stump than on a plate, anyway. And the black one … no way!

    1. That seems to be it exactly even to the time and place. I was searching for black and indeed they are brown albeit dark brown. Thank you so much. I won’t be eating them however. Jo

      1. You’re welcome! I’m a very experienced Googler. 😉 I don’t think I’d risk eating it either, without the ok from a mycologist! I’d love to be able to eat wild mushrooms, but there’s such a fine line between delicious and deadly sometimes.

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