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Large Fungus I.D. please

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 22:01

Perhaps I should offer them to a local restaurant? 

Large Fungus I.D. please

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 14:55

Are there any experts on fungi out there who can identify these magnificent fungi that I found growing together in my south facing lawn?

To give a sense of scale the width of the fungi left to right across the picture is a bit more than the length of a housebrick. I should think they are each about 6inches across the diameter.

I found them growing to the south east of my silver birch tree but still under its canopy.

Plante I.D. Please

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 16:26

I do recall now we had one or two alliums around that part of the garden a few years ago, and the growth of this plant was stunted somewhat by the huge poppy that was growing over it.

Having said that, I have googled tradescantia and some of the images do seem to correspond with my plant. So do the leaves on some of the images.

I'll have to watch and wait.well that's OK. Thanks Bob and Nut for your responses.

Plante I.D. Please

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 15:22

Thanks Bob - probably worth keeping then.

It is possibly not in the right place for what else is around it. Do they move well? I was thinking now - or do you think I should wait until it has flowered and done its stuff for the year?


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:57

You're right that they have quite a subtle taste compared with the best of the shop bought ones but you're also right that the worst of shop bought are like cucumber without the benefit of tasting like cucumber!


Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:46

My garden seems to informing me it's the year for wild strawberries.

I remember hearing on on of the Radio 4 gardening programs that wild strawberries always have the best flavour.

They were right!

Last edited: 16 June 2016 14:48:28

Plante I.D. Please

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:28

I found this one today after removing a huge poppy that had gone mildewed. Has anyone any idea what it is? It is 12 inches (30cm) high.

I thought the grape-like cluster in the middle were fruit at first but on a closer look they actually look like buds.

I can not ever remember seeing such a plant in my garden before.

Last edited: 16 June 2016 14:32:43

plant id

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 11:55

Just wondering why the picture failed. I'm trying again after cropping it slightly although it looks like you may have had a proper answer from plant pauper.

(lets see if that worked)

Plant identification

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 17:40

Thanks Liriodendron, the name Iris foetidissima does ring a bell with someone on this forum last year suggesting the nickname stink iris for the roots I was trying to identify. That seems to suggest I've at last identified both root and flower.

Thankyou everyone on the forum.

Plant identification

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 12:46

Sorry. I retried the wrong photo

I think I'd better go back to bed...

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