HOW TO IDENTIFY 24 POISONOUS MUSHROOMS: A LIST WITH PICTURES

This is the second article in our series on mushrooms. Here you can find Part 1: A List of Edible Mushrooms.

This article, along with A Guide to Poisonous Plants, is part of my THINGS TO NOT EAT TO NOT DIE series (title copyright pending).

Finding edible mushrooms is a tricky endeavor, as some of the poisonous ones look remarkably similar to the edible ones, and a mushroom that is edible in one region often has a poisonous doppelganger in another region.

So the rule of thumb here is never eat a mushroom unless you are 100% sure of its identification.

This guide should help you know exactly what to watch out for.

Okay, let’s take a look at some funky fungi and toxic toadstools.

A VISUAL GUIDE TO POISONOUS MUSHROOMS

Agaric

Agaric

Amanita Onusta

Amanita Onusta

Autumn Skull Cap

Autumn Skull Cap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Big Laughing Jim

Big Laughing Jim

Blusher

Blusher

Dapperling

Dapperling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deadly Conocybe

Deadly Conocybe

Deadly Parasol

Deadly Parasol

Deadly Galerina

Deadly Galerina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Cap

Death Cap

Destroying Angel

Destroying Angel

False Champignon

False Champignon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

False Morel

False Morel

Green Spored Lepiota

Green Spored Lepiota

Helvella

Helvella

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ivory Funnel

Ivory Funnel

Jack O'Lantern Mushroom

Jack O’Lantern Mushroom

Russula Emetica

Russula Emetica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sulfur Tuft

Sulfur Tuft

Tawny Grisette

Tawny Grisette

Toadstool

Toadstool

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woolly Milkcap

Woolly Milkcap

Yellow Knight

Yellow Knight

Yellow Patches

Yellow Patches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR RELATED ARTICLES, CHECK OUT A LIST OF EDIBLE MUSHROOMS AND THE MOST POISONOUS PLANTS IN NORTH AMERICA.

Good luck and stay prepared!

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Comments

  1. Tawny grisette itself is not toxic, but has a close look-alike that is. Big Laughing jim is a hallucinogen, an intoxicant, not poison (not good for a survival situation perhaps!). Blusher is also not toxic itself but has a difficult to distinguish look alike that is toxic.

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