Nature
A Guide To North American Mushrooms
THIS LIST CONTAINS
38
Mushrooms
organized by:
Shape
Cap Width
Stalk Length
Description
Scientific Name
Poisonous
Morels and Other Club Shapes
1
Black Morel
Black Morel
Shape: Morels and Other Club Shapes
Cap Width: 2 - 6.00 in
2
Yellow Morel
Yellow Morel
Scientific Name: Morchella esculenta
Shape: Morels and Other Club Shapes
Cap Width: 3 3/4 - 5 1/2 in
Stalk Length: 1 - 2.00 in
Description: Edible. Found throughout North America.
Stalked Polyphore and others
3
Hen Of The Woods
Hen Of The Woods
Scientific Name: Grifola frondosa
Shape: Stalked Polyphore and others
Cap Width: 3/4 - 2 3/4 in
Stalk Length: in
Description: Edible, tasty.
4
Jelly Tooth
Jelly Tooth
Scientific Name: Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
Shape: Stalked Polyphore and others
Cap Width: 1 - 3.00 in
Stalk Length: 1 - 2.00 in
Description: Edible, North America
Puffballs and Buttons
5
Spiny Puffball
Spiny Puffball
Scientific Name: 2Lycoperdon echinatum
Shape: Puffballs and Buttons
Cap Width: 1 - 2.00 in
6
Giant Puffball
Giant Puffball
Scientific Name: Calvatia cyathiformis
Shape: Puffballs and Buttons
Cap Width: 8 - 20.00 in
7
Destroying Angel
Destroying Angel
Scientific Name: Amanita virosa
Shape: Puffballs and Buttons
Cap Width: 2 - 5.00 in
Stalk Length: 3 - 8.00 in
Poisonous: Very
8
Death Cap
Death Cap
Scientific Name: Amanita phalloides
Shape: Puffballs and Buttons
Cap Width: 2 1/2 - 6.00 in
Stalk Length: 3 - 5.00 in
Description:
Polypore, Shelflike
9
Turkey Tail
Turkey Tail
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 1 - 4.00 in
Stalk Length: in
10
Oyster Mushroom
Oyster Mushroom
Scientific Name: Pleurotus ostreatus
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 2 - 8.00 in
11
Western Jack O Lantern Mushroom
Western Jack O Lantern Mushroom
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 3 - 8.00 in
12
Common Split Gill
Common Split Gill
Scientific Name: Schizophyllaceae
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 3/8 - 1 5/8 in
Stalk Length: in
Description:
13
Chicken mushroom
Chicken mushroom
Scientific Name: Laetiporus sulphureus
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 2 - 12.00 in
Stalk Length: in
Description: Edible. AKA "Sulfur Shelf"
14
Angel Wings
Angel Wings
Scientific Name: Pleurocybella porrigens
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 1 - 2.50 in
Description: Edible mostly
15
Dryads Saddle
Dryads Saddle
Scientific Name: Cerioporus squamosus
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Description: AKA: Pheasant back, Hawks Wings
16
Polyporus Squamosus
Polyporus Squamosus
Scientific Name: Polyporus Squamosus
Shape: Polypore, Shelflike
Cap Width: 2 - 11.00 in
Description: Mealy
Veiled with Free Gills
17
Death Cap
Death Cap
Shape: Veiled with Free Gills
Cap Width: 2 - 6.00 in
Stalk Length: in
Poisonous: Very
18
Smith Amanita
Smith Amanita
Shape: Veiled with Free Gills
Cap Width: 2 - 5.00 in
19
Prince Mushroom
Prince Mushroom
Scientific Name: Agaricus augustus
Shape: Veiled with Free Gills
Cap Width: 4 - 10.00 in
Stalk Length: 3 - 5.00 in
Description: Very Edible. Found from British Columbia to California and in the East
20
Frost's Amanita
Frost's Amanita
Scientific Name: Amanita frostiana
Shape: Veiled with Free Gills
Cap Width: 1 - 3.00 in
Poisonous: Risky
Small with Fragile Gills
21
Bleeding Mycena
Bleeding Mycena
Shape: Small with Fragile Gills
Cap Width: in
22
Bleeding Mycena
Bleeding Mycena
Shape: Small with Fragile Gills
Cap Width: 1 - 2.00 in
Boletes
23
Old Man Of The Woods
Old Man Of The Woods
Scientific Name: Strobilomyces floccopus
Shape: Boletes
Cap Width: 1 5/8 - 6.00 in
Stalk Length: 2 - 4 3/4 in
Description: Edible.. Eastern North America
24
Slippery Jack
Slippery Jack
Scientific Name: Suillus luteus
Shape: Boletes
Cap Width: 2 - 4 3/4 in
Stalk Length: 1 1/4 - 3 1/4 in
Description: Edible, but if not removed, the slime may cause diarrhea. Eastern North America.
Attached Gills
25
Poison Pie Mushroom
Poison Pie Mushroom
Scientific Name: Hebeloma crustuliniforme
Shape: Attached Gills
Cap Width: 1 - 3.00 in
Stalk Length: 1 5/8 - 2 3/4 in
Description: Common, more common in the West. Poisonous.
26
Almond Scented Russula
Almond Scented Russula
Scientific Name: Russula laurocerasi
Shape: Attached Gills
Cap Width: 1 - 5.00 in
Stalk Length: 1 - 4.00 in
Description: Unpleasant flavor
27
Platterful Mushroom
Platterful Mushroom
Scientific Name: Tricholomopsis platyphylla
Shape: Attached Gills
Cap Width: 2 - 5.00 in
Stalk Length: 3 - 5.00 in
Description: Edible but may cause gastric distress. Found along Eastern United States
28
Lobster Mushroom
Lobster Mushroom
Scientific Name: Hypomyces lactiflourum
Shape: Attached Gills
Cap Width: in
Poisonous: Depends on host
Description: Parasitic - transforms host into choice edible. Beware if host is poinsonous
Veiled with Attached Gills
29
Honey Mushroom
Honey Mushroom
Scientific Name: Armillaria mellea
Shape: Veiled with Attached Gills
Cap Width: 1 - 4.00 in
Stalk Length: 2 - 6.00 in
Description: Common throughout North America
30
Green Stropharia
Green Stropharia
Scientific Name: Stropharia aeruginosa
Shape: Veiled with Attached Gills
Cap Width: 1 - 3.00 in
Stalk Length: 1 - 3.00 in
Description: California, PNW, Great Lakes
Chanterelles and Vase Shapes
31
Trumpet Chanterelle
Trumpet Chanterelle
Shape: Chanterelles and Vase Shapes
Cap Width: 3/8 - 3.00 in
32
Blue Chanterelle
Blue Chanterelle
Scientific Name: Polyozellus-multiplex
Shape: Chanterelles and Vase Shapes
Cap Width: 1 - 4.00 in
33
Pigs Ear Gomphus
Pigs Ear Gomphus
Scientific Name: Gomphus clavatus
Shape: Chanterelles and Vase Shapes
Cap Width: 1 - 4.00 in
Stalk Length: 3/8 - 2.00 in
Description: Found throughout the US especially Pacific Northwest
ungrouped
34
Coprinus
35
Collybia
Shape:
36
Lepiota
Shape:
Cap Width: 2 - 3.00 in
37
Wine Cap
Scientific Name:Stropharia rugosoannulata
Description:Quite edible
Cap Width: 2 - 4.00 in
Poisonous:
38
Armillaire
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Image Attributions
"Tricholomataceae - Collybia sp." by Ettore Balocchi, https://www.flickr.com/photos/29882791@N02/8303441199 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Death Cap Mushroom" by AndyRobertsPhotos, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21372046@N00/10479819556 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Black Morel" by pellaea, https://www.flickr.com/photos/7147684@N03/2492082386 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)" by Martin Cooper Ipswich, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92899351@N08/16268204621 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Mycena." by Bernard Spragg, https://www.flickr.com/photos/88123769@N02/34053590704 (Public Domain Mark)
"Marko and Zdravko's giant haul" by thesqueedler, https://www.flickr.com/photos/12644997@N04/6546418831 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"possible young Armillaria mellea, Honey Mushroom" by Gary Yankech, https://www.flickr.com/photos/49663413@N08/15428163251 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Schizophyllum commune (Split gill)" by Bernard Spragg, https://www.flickr.com/photos/88123769@N02/33389628036 (Public Domain Mark)
"'Pig's Ear Gomphus', Gomphus clavatus" by Scott Darbey, https://www.flickr.com/photos/78129892@N05/9785185862 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Hen of the Woods (Grifola frondosa)" by Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors, https://www.flickr.com/photos/58414938@N00/5169557976 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Verdigris Agaric (stropharia aeruginosa)" by Thermaling Girl, https://www.flickr.com/photos/127338544@N06/29892835490 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Yellow Morel" by Nature Snooper, https://www.flickr.com/photos/85919725@N00/490672292 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Laetiporus sulphureus / Chicken mushroom / Polypore soufré" by Charles de Mille-Isles, https://www.flickr.com/photos/46639194@N05/6139036395 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Lycoperdon perlatum / vesses de loup / puffballs" by Charles de Mille-Isles, https://www.flickr.com/photos/46639194@N05/6190940336 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Amanita verna (destroying angel mushroom)" by James St. John, https://www.flickr.com/photos/47445767@N05/22988526331 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Lobster mushrooms" by bochalla, https://www.flickr.com/photos/98627683@N00/2818706610 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Angel's Wings" by treegrow, https://www.flickr.com/photos/86548370@N00/28902856281 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Armillaire commune" by Charles de Mille-Isles, https://www.flickr.com/photos/46639194@N05/6167522250 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Polyporus squamosus" by stanzebla, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92823399@N07/14274589619 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Coprinopsis atramentaria, (inky cap)" by Bernard Spragg, https://www.flickr.com/photos/88123769@N02/32758791184 (Public Domain Mark)
"Bleeding Mycena" by Carly & Art, https://www.flickr.com/photos/60509459@N00/2738463077 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Lepiota magnispora" by Dick Culbert, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/33190302702 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Turkey Tail" by Nature Snooper, https://www.flickr.com/photos/85919725@N00/1053153208 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Western Jack-O-Lantern Mushroom" by jeff83180, https://www.flickr.com/photos/83819909@N00/2256816959 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Amanita smithiana" by Dick Culbert, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/31591429571 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Alaska mushroom Polyozellus-multiplex-a" by USDAgov, https://www.flickr.com/photos/41284017@N08/8695755341 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Hebeloma incarnatulum" by Dick Culbert, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92252798@N07/32460848940 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Almond-Scented Russula (?)" by Carly & Art, https://www.flickr.com/photos/60509459@N00/3767113642 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Platterful Mushroom" by treegrow, https://www.flickr.com/photos/86548370@N00/230424557 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Agaricus augustus (The Prince)" by mountainamoeba, https://www.flickr.com/photos/8289791@N02/1176456095 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Old Man of the Woods" by pellaea, https://www.flickr.com/photos/7147684@N03/1033285212 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Toothed Jelly Fungus - Pseudohydnum gelatinosum" by Björn S..., https://www.flickr.com/photos/40948266@N04/30183289652 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Slippery Jack" by pellaea, https://www.flickr.com/photos/7147684@N03/1042340927 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Giant puffball. Langermannia gigantea." by gailhampshire, https://www.flickr.com/photos/43272765@N04/10871915876 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Death caps" by stanzebla, https://www.flickr.com/photos/92823399@N07/30433836784 (Attribution Share Alike License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)
"Frost's Amanita Mushroom (side)" by wplynn, https://www.flickr.com/photos/95721592@N00/14644959454 (Attribution No Derivs License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)
"Wine-cap Stropharia (Stropharia rugosoannulata)" by Kristine Paulus, https://www.flickr.com/photos/13796250@N00/8045501386 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)
"Dryad's saddle (Cerioporus squamosus), Starkweather Creek" by benet2006, https://www.flickr.com/photos/44465748@N00/33529021314 (Attribution License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)