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lhuynh10

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May 8, 2012 02:27 PM PDT

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These were found outside the Chemistry building on the UW campus. The weather was a bit cloudy, but still in the high 50s. The area contained many wood chips under the shade of a few conifers which is perfect for fungi growth. The veil tissue protects the young mushroom when it is not producing spores. The cap has a light brown, like a roasted marshmallow, cracked pattern with whites in between "petals," a distinctive ID. The stem is almost woody and spores are dark brown. This specie grows in patches. If you dig away the wood chips to expose the soil, you see white bits in the soil that is fungus.

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