The last few weeks we have been having somewhat tropical weather here in South East Queensland, even though it’s autumn. The days have been averaging 30 degrees (86 F), humidity is very high (everyday has been a bad hair day 😕) and it has been raining a fair bit.
It was during a break in these weather conditions that I came across an amazing sight – mushrooms growing in the lawn, and they were massive!
I took the opportunity to do a “photo shoot” of the fungi and they actually made for an interesting array of pictures.
A bit of research indicates that these mushrooms are known as chlorophyllum massee or a false parasol mushroom and are a member of the agaricales family, and are quite common in tropical conditions.
Are they edible? I don’t know, and I’m certainly not going to try to find out!