(Gem Studded Puffball, Devils Snuffbox)
Grows on the ground, in the forest.
A small sized puffball with spines on top. Edible when white on the inside but be sure not to confuse it with poisonous immature Amanita's. Cut in half and make sure they are pure white on the inside without signs of gills and still firm. This is one of the most abundant puffballs found in the summer. Typically growing in small groups. Kid's love them especially fried in butter. There are many other similar puffballs. Apioperdon pyriforme (pear shaped puffball) is a very similar brownish puffball that grows on rotting wood.
Jan 21 2023 10:56 AM
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