Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Puffball

What is fleshy in texture and can be found in many wooded areas?


It can be used to dye wools and other synthetic fabrics.


There are known colonies in America that are estimated to be 2,400 years old and span over 2,200 acres.


Some varieties are edible.


Did you guess it yet?


More clues.....


Some varieties can be fatal if eaten.


Some varieties can cause hallucinations if eaten.


Many species have been used in folk medicine for thousands of years.


Some varieites are called "puffball" or "stinkhorn"


It is typically produced above ground in soil.


I'll bet you guessed it by now....


One more big clue...


It resembles an umbrella and is referred to as a fungus.



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If you guessed a mushroom...you are correct!!
(click on any image to enlarge)

 
I will leave you today with a little mushroom joke...

A mushroom walks into a bar and asks the bartender for a drink.

"I'm sorry, said the bartender, we don't serve mushrooms here".

"Why not, asked the mushroom, I'm a Fun-gi (fun guy)!"

5 comments:

Quilly said...

Okay -- you have obviously had too much exposure to my puns. [shakes head]

These Nine Acres said...

*snort* That was a corny joke ;0) Cute pics of mushrooms, though!

Jan n Jer said...

LOL..hehehe...I guessed mushrooms, but didn't know they were used to dye fabrics..very intersting. Great photos.

Swampy said...

You have way too much time on your hands...Just looking at mushrooms sends me to the ER. I'll send you my bill...TeeHeeHee

Oh, and the orange "fence" at our house. We aren't fencing them in, we're keeping them OUT. And it works.

You are too funny.

Heather said...

Woohoo! I got it after the hallucinations part!

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