(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
Jan 20 2023 01:12 PM
DISCLAIMER: We intend information on this web site to be accurate. It is possible that some information
may contain errors. If you find something that is not accurate or should be looked at please contact us at comments at
coloradomushrooms dot com. You should always be 100% sure on your identification before consuming any wild mushrooms. It is best to consult a local expert or join your local mycological society. This web site takes no responsiblity if you ingest wild mushrooms.