Friday Mushrooms

zvampHas it really been almost four years since I blogged about mushrooms? This afternoon me and my wife repeated our September 8, 2010 expedition to the hills between Lakes Lundsjön and Trehörningen and picked almost a kilo of mushrooms in a bit more than an hour. We got:

  • King bolete, Stensopp/Karl Johan, Boletus edulis
  • Bay bolete, Brunsopp, Boletus badius
  • Orange birch bolete, Tegelsopp, Leccinum versepelle
  • Birch bolete, Björksopp, Leccinum scabrum
  • Entire russula, Mandelkremla, Russula integra
  • Two kinds of red or brown brittlegill, mild-tasting and thus non-poisonous. Scandyland has more than 130 species of brittlegill, none are deadly and luckily there's a simple taste test for which ones are good to eat.

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Thanks or coverage. I need more rain in Michigan. I'd never heard B. edulis called Karl Johan, and wondered if it was some phallic reference (turns out it isn't), just a Swedish king that liked them. More shockingly, I'd never heard Russulas called brittlegill - us old-timers in the U.S. are pretty used to the scientific names cause we had lots of shrooms without common names, and still do. Brittle gill is pretty apt.