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Velvet Foot Mushroom - Flammulina velutipes by MotherNature

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This kind of mushroom fruits in cold weather, and these were growing on logs in our wood pile late in December. I took the picture in Green Lane, Pennsylvania, USA, on December 28, 2011, and it was COLD!

They are said to be delicious and are known by other names like enoki. I always caution folks NOT to eat wild mushrooms, however, unless they are expert in mushroom identification or have an expert at hand.

CAUTION AND WARNING: There is a deadly mushroom that fruits at the same time and likes the same habitat; it is called Galerina autumnalis and will cause death if eaten. Here is a web site about this poisonous mushroom:

Here are a couple sites to check if you’re interested in getting more information:



I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture!!!!!!!

  • The fave and the comment are greatly appreciated, Greta! Thank you very, very much:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...over 2 years ago

    Superb composition and shot, Mother Nature with interesting infomation – lovely capture !!

  • You’re so nice to come by and leave this beautiful comment! Thank you very much:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyover 2 years ago

    that’s beautiful!

    please don’t forget to enter your picture in the September 2012 features challenge

  • I am so tickled to be among the featured images! Thank you, Manon, and thanks for all the work you’re doing with Fungilicious.

    – MotherNature

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 2 years ago

    well shot. congrats on the feature

  • Thank you kindly, dedmanshootn:>)

    – MotherNature

  • fezoj64
    fezoj64over 2 years ago
    This is a great shot ! ..Jozef
  • Thank you very much, Jozef:>) It does show why they got their name. Have a wonderful week!

    – MotherNature

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Great find and capture … excellent info too!

  • This is one of those “happy accidents”. I went out to get firewood and found these growing in the wood pile. Thanks for your visit and the lovely comment, Susie:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Roddy Atkinson
    Roddy Atkinsonover 2 years ago

    Great shot. They look different to the Enoki we get in the shops which are usually white.

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