Species Detail

Undetermined
Mushroom


Scientific Name:  
Undetermined
Common Name:  
Mushroom
Myaamia Name:  
waapantwa
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Summer, Fall, Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
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Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Unknown 
No Reference Specified Use - Food  picked and eaten. Lots of types picked; mostly the ones that grew in pasture fields where there were horses--the mushrooms growing out of the manure that was at least one year old and had been worked into the ground. There were spring mushrooms and fall mushrooms. The fall mushrooms were the same as the ones that were bought in the store; pink underneath and good tasting [Agaricus sp.]. Some were poisonous so they stuck to eating the ones they knew
No Reference Specified Use - Food  " . . . Godfroys belief was that they did not use poke; mushrooms; or wild lettuce; until they learned to eat them from the whites. He was probably wrong as to this; as the instruction concerning the use of native plants came the other way"
Botanical Sources  
NULL
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Found growing out of year-old or more horse manure in horse pasture
Related Sources  
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