Calvatia booniana
(Western Giant Puffball)
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Location: Near Almont, Colorado
Spore Print: Brown
Edibility: Edible
Color: White

Found in open fields and slopes out in the open at high elevation. Many times found among sagebrush.

Very large round and white when cut all the way through. This is another great mushroom for beginners as nothing is quite like it. It can grow as large as a soccer ball.

The Western Giant Puffball is edible while still firm and white inside. Once it changes color it is no longer good. They are very reminiscent of tofu.

Last Updated:
Oct 01 2014 12:00 AM

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