What kind of mushrooms are these? #772722 - Ask Extension

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What kind of mushrooms are these? #772722

Asked September 22, 2021, 3:44 PM EDT

Can you tell me what kind of mushrooms these are and are they hazardous to dogs? What's the best way to get rid of them?

Kandiyohi County Minnesota

Expert Response

A mushroom are the above-ground “fruiting” body of a fungus. Fungi are saprophytic organisms that break down dead organic matter for their
nutrition. I am sorry but we are not trained to identify mushrooms. There is no test or characteristic to distinguish edible from poisonous mushrooms. The safest thing to do is to remove the mushrooms from your yard so your dog can not eat them. Removing the mushroom will not kill the underground fibers called hyphae (that as a group
are referred to as mycelium), to take in food. The mycelium can remain dormant in the soil for many seasons until the conditions are right for them to reproduce.
https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-11
Pat Mack Replied September 22, 2021, 4:35 PM EDT

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