|Mmmm ... fried chicken!|
|Written by Lisa Allen|
|Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:31|
Jake the border collie eyes a clump of what the Puget Sound Mycological Society identified from the above photo as “probably but not 100 percent positive” Lyophyllum decastes “Fried Chicken” mushrooms.
The fungi are sharing a Snoqualmie Valley field with many other varieties of mushroom including the ones on the right which are Coprinus comatus (shaggy manes).
Says Marian Maxwell, PSMS president, “The shaggy manes are beautiful...their gills or lamellae are deliquescent (becomes a liquid after maturity)....This is how they spread their spores.”
An ink can made from the liquid of these mushrooms that artists have used in paintings.