Monday, July 11, 2011

Name That Fungus!

Before we talk about fungi - first things first -

SLURPEES are F*R*E*E today at 7/11 stores!  That's right - today -  7/11 - you can get f*r*e*e small Slurpees at your local 7/11.  Just thought you might want to know in case you were in need of a sugar rush and don't have any Kool-Aid on hand.



Okay, on to the fungus . . .

We found this at the base of a tree in our backyard (in SC).  At first, we thought some coral had mysteriously made its way to our yard from the ocean.  It's kinda pretty and really BIG - about 12" x 6".  When we got closer, we could see it was some kind of mushroom, we think.  Does anyone know the name of it?  It kind of looks like brain coral, but doesn't really look like the pictures of brain mushroom.  We thought HUUUUGE morel, but our online research was not definitive.  Any mycologists out there?  Do we saute it in some olive oil or leave it alone or something else? Is it, um, magic???



The Road Dogs (feelin' groovy)

32 comments:

Momma Tea (also Ronnii and Uji whose open ids wont work) said...

Mee does fink it is a Sparassis herbstii, a coral mushroom type fing. It is most pretty tho

Lov
Ronnii
xxxxxx

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Did you say Sugar Rush .... Be careful! Mmm that fungus sure looks like brain. Cool! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar
BTW: On my blog post today is my golden fun adventure to the city. Golden Woofs

Two Pitties in the City said...

So crazy! It does look like some kind of underwater coral transplanted to your front lawn.

pam said...

Kinda looks like a cauliflower mushroom, not sure.

Elyse and Riley said...

We think it's magical, for sure! No idea on what kind of fungus is among us! (I couldn't resist...I apologize right now for the bad joke/rhyme!!). :)

I'm for sure going to get a free Slurpee today! I had just said yesterday that I wanted a Slurpee or a milkshake (I didn't get either).

Elyse and Riley

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ooh, there is a 7 Eleven not too far from us, bet the kidlets would love one of those slurpees.

And thing looks a lot like a giant version of what was growing in Thunder's ear - BOL. No clue what it is, but we would avoid it at all costs.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Sharon said...

No idea, but it's beautiful!

Maybe send question to the state university.

Tessa the Maltese said...

Those slurpees sure do look good. Our closest 7-11 is 2 hours away! So I will look at your picture and dream.

Mom says that she agrees with Momma Tea, check out this site to see what you think.

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/sparassis_spathulata.html

Have a great week.

woos, Tessa

Oskar said...

Magic, that made my mom person laugh! We always remember free Slurpee day because it's my boy Jack's birthday.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

That mite be some alien lifeform taking ofur. Furst your yard, then the plant. Yikes.

Benny and Lily said...

We prefer to stick with the Slurpee subject
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

I don't know anything about mushrooms, so I'm no help!

We saw on the news about the free Slurpees! If there was a 7/11 close to us, we'd brave the heat to go and get one!

Bunny

Minna Krebs said...

ooohhhhh....that fungii thingy kinda gives me creepies.. looks like it came from da Outter Space.

Butt.......I must admit, I love da idea of a Slurpee today! Da blue ones are my most of all favorite. Love to make my lips and tongue all blue!~ HeeHee~~

Frankie Furter said...

No 7/11's near me.. Darn it!!

That does NOT look like the morels that grow in the spring in my woods.

I wouldn't go around it... some are GOOOOOD.. and some are DANGEROUS!!

the booker man said...

there are no 7/11's near my house!! can you believe that?!
i don't know what that fungus is called, but my grammy 'n gramps get that around the trees at their house! (they live in virginia.)

*woof*
the booker man

pee s -- ummmm...i don't know anythingie about cooper and my ties...nothing at all...*innocent googley eyes*

Mr. Pip said...

I thought it was a morel, but then I read Frankie's comment. His mom knows her stuff so I would trust her.

Your pal, Pip

Wyatt said...

Doggone it, wish we would have seen the Slurpee news earlier in the day...so would have jumped on that!!
Not sure about the fungus thingy, don't eat it!!

Wyatt

Roo said...

I do believe you found the tree's brain after a giant windstorm knock it out of its trunk. Very rare to capture it still on top of the ground. The roots are usually very quick to suck it down into the ground and then transfer it back up to its proper place in the trunk. Great photo capture! Mom said she would be contacting National Geographic immediately! ;)

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Looks seriously creepy to us. It's probably the advance party of the invading aliens. I'd hop in that RV of yours and head far, far away! Don't forget your tinfoil hats! ;-)

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Three Dogs Long said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the advice posted on my blog! IT WORKED!! You guys rock!!

(((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

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