Sunday, October 23, 2011

Gnome Home

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Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria)

This species may be recognized from illustrations in children's books, as the classical fairy or gnome mushroom or toadstool, (more often in red). It may be the source of the folk term "toadstool" as it was once thought that handling toads would give you warts, and if a toad sat on a mushroom, it would develop warts as well...hence toadstool.

The Fly Agaric is poisonus, but will not cause death in humans. The poison was once used to kill house flies.

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39 comments:

Gary said...

Gosh I've got to look for those!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Ellie said...

Cool shot and I've learned something new today as well. Thanks :))

Debbie said...

very cool indeed!!

TexWisGirl said...

i like it in yellow!

Roberto Machado Alves said...

A beautiful photo. Sounds like a sweet.

Greetings from Roberto

VioletSky said...

Any mushroom that is so brilliantly yellow cannot be good!

Liz said...

It's beautiful! Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

Ms. Burrito said...

This is lovely!

CM said...

Wow, that is an incredible shot! Perfect.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

...love the title for your post, and the photographs. Fungi make for such interesting pics.

Luna Miranda said...

mushrooms are beautiful subjects. love our post--thanks for the info on toadstool.:p

Les... said...

great pic and very interesting info! well done *VBS*

PS - sorta reminds me of a cheese pizza - on a stick! *LOL*

Stewart M said...

Hi there - as we say in our family "impressive 'shrooms" - but then again we are just a bit silly at times!

Stewart M - Australia

Gemma Wiseman said...

I have never seen a mushroom quite like this one! Lovely photo and interesting information!

Carola said...

Wonderful this outstanding yellow mushroom in the grey earth.

Serline said...

Pretty bright color and close up shot!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very special such a yellow mushroom, mostly they are white, brown or red.

Greetings,Filip

Kim, USA said...

A yellow mushroom? Awesome! Happy Monday!

john said...

Great colors and the information makes the picture even more interesting.

missing moments said...

such a pretty little thing in yellow!

Dhemz said...

what a perfect shot...am sure the gnome is there...lol!

thanks for the visit....great to be here...:)

Inger-M said...

Poisonous, but beautiful! The red variety gives hallucinations, and was apparently eaten by the nordic vikings before they went berserk :-)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Karen girl you get the most extraordinary photos of these amazing little plants .. I love these types of pictures of the forest floor .. makes me think of my childhood and how much I loved playing in the woods : )
Joy
Rain day here .. meaning pajama day! haha .. hope you are feeling a bit better ?

Pam said...

Not only did I love your macro mellow yellow shot of this toadstool, I enjoy learn about the origins of the name.
Thanks, Karen.

Gattina said...

Wow ! what a beautiful picture ! Even I could live in this home, lol !

Woody said...

I'm lovin' that color, very warm.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I kept looking at the picture expecting a gnome or an elf or brownie to emerge! Perfect picture!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photo and information... nice post!

Barbara said...

Beautiful color.

Eden said...

Great shot. I haven't seen a yellow mushroom yet. Thank you for sharing.

Kala said...

Fantastic details and I love the yellow color.

Happy MM

NatureFootstep said...

that was certainly very yellow. Never seen that strong color before I tink.

Roan said...

I've never seen a mushroom quite like this one. Great find!

Ida said...

Oh I like this. Wonderful shot of a unique fungus. It was interesting to learn about the term, "Toadstool."

Beyond Wandering said...

Oh wow..what a wonderful find! Just beautiful..

DJ said...

great photo and I love the title of your post

Johnny Nutcase said...

love this little guy, good title too :)

Carletta said...

I've never seen a mushroom this yellow!
Nice find.

Jana said...

beautiful shot an dlovely blog...greetings from tulipland...