St George's Mushroom

€125.00

The St George has been few and far between in the garden this year, however, my neighbour let me pick his so I wonder - since they grow in a circle as they exhaust their food source - will they reappear on my side of the fence next year? Watch this space!

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This is one of the mushrooms that recurs in the same location for many years, sometimes in scattered groups & somtimes in fairy rings. Calocybe gambosa has a common name - St George's Mushroom. It is a very good edible mushroom, distinguished from other pale species of springtime by its size, growth pattern and most importantly, its mealy (like wet flour) smell. Once you smell it - you'll know what I mean!

This spore painting is made using wild mushrooms picked sustainably in my neighbours garden. The frame (purchased) is 30 x 40 x 4cm deep which can be hung. I used a grey board and a white frame with perspex.

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