Monday, February 12, 2007

Black Fungi

I took a couple of exceedingly bad photos of a small black fungus growing in the grass.



It's possibly Craterellus fallax, or Black Trumpet, a type of Chanterelle.



A black jelly fungus:



Looks like the same type that's in many Chinese soups.

I'm not sure enough about either ID to try to eat them, though.

8 comments:

Nuthatch said...

Personally, I try to avoid eating anything that looks vaguely fecal.

Rurality said...

They didn't look quite so bad in person! :) But not exactly tasty either.

Cathy said...

Oh yes! I recognize the Black Trumpet. Never had the nerve to eat it, though apparently it's a good shroom. I've actually eaten 7 wild species (all legal) - that was my limit.

Laurie said...

I'm pretty sure I don't want that in my salad!

Rurality said...

Cathy you're much braver than I am. :)

Laurie, I know what you mean!

KFarmer said...

I've seen that before but never thought of eating it- Throwing dirt over it maybe- :)

Karmyn said...

Very cool looking fungi - but since I'm not an expert on them, I would take the picture and then move on. I'm afraid to eat anything black.

Dave said...

I've had black trumpets. They were good, but the flavor was delicate and got kind of lost in the bechemel sauce I tossed them into.