Mushroom in Three Stages and Three Generations

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After weeks and weeks of daily thundershowers, we finally started to get dry weather a few days ago, and lo and behold my front yard has nurtured a family of mushrooms. Below is the first, second, and third generations...in just over four days:

1. Day One - Infant
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2. Day Two - Full Flower
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3. Day Three - Mature Mushroom
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4. Day Three - Mature Mother with Infant Daughter
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5. Day Four - Mature Mother with Daughter in Full Flower
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4. Day Four - Twin Grandchildren on the Way (middle and front)
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Perhaps some of you know more about mushrooms than I do, but I find this little drama fascinating to watch.

Just thought I'd share. Thanks for looking.
 
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Harry
i love mushrooms
this is a very enjoyable series to me
thanks for sharing these images and captions
 
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Very nice series! Especially decorative with that uniform background of bark pieces.

BTW - that's the Shaggy Parasol (Macrolepiota rachodes). It is edible, although with caution because some people react badly when eating it, others not. Anyway, it is by far not as tasty as the real Parasol (M. procera).

Cheers
 
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Anyway, it is by far not as tasty as the real Parasol (M. procera).

I found it slimy and disgusting, though I am told you have to be careful how you prepare it.
 

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