Northern Bushcraft

Western Giant Puffball

  • up to 60cm wide, widely oval with sculpured or scaled white exterior, possibly with a tannish tint.
  • flesh must be firm and all-white.
  • flesh must be undifferentiated with no trace of gills and no outline of mushroom visible in cross section.
  • grows alone or several together in pastures or open, grassy, arid areas, often near sagebrush.
  • appears in spring, summer and fall.
  • has a mild pleasant taste with a strong/unpleasant odor when young; cook before eating.
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Related topics: Edible Plants of BC - Edible Berries of BC - Edible Mushrooms of BC - Edible Seashore of PNW
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