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Calvatia booniana

Calvatia booniana
(Western Giant Puffball)


Found in open fields and slopes out in the open from foothills to high elevation. Many times found among sagebrush. On wet years it can be found down among the Ponderosa pine and scrub oak.


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 larger than 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. A common way to eat them is to slice and make puffball pizza.


Near Almont, Colorado

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Last Updated

Jan 20 2023 01:12 PM

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