Northern Bushcraft

Western Giant Puffball

  • grows up to 60 cm broad, widely oval with sculptured or scaled white/tan exterior.
  • 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 as several together in pastures or open, grassy, arid areas, often near sagebrush.
  • appears in spring, summer and fall.
  • has a mild, pleasant taste and a strong/unpleasant odor when young; cook before eating.
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