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Mushroom, or Aspidistra flower bud?

Just spotted this weird thing in my Aspidistra plant. Thought there was some chance it was a flower bud, but it does smell a bit 'mushroomy'... Does this look familiar to anyone? Can I eat it with my fry up tomorrow?


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,101
    edited December 2022
    Mushroom, I think. I wouldn't like to guess whether it's an edible one.
    Aspidistra flowers come in sprays of little flowers along a stem.  Ignore that, I'm thinking of mother-in-law's tongue. Maybe it is a flower. I can't find a good picture of one before it opens though.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • didywdidyw Posts: 3,354
    If it looks like a mushroom, smells like a mushroom and quacks like a mushroom...
    Gardening in East Suffolk on dry sandy soil.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,004
    edited December 2022
    It's not aspidistra. If I remember rightly, they're purplish with brown speckles and the petals( if that's what they are) are thick and pointy.
    Well I almost remembered correctly. 🙄

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,811
    It would be very instructive to see how it develops over the next few days. It might be one of the Amanitas, definitely not for the fry-up.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,560
    Deffo a mushroom - I pulled it out because I didn't want it shedding spores all over the place. It didn't extend much below the surface.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,945
    edited December 2022
    Breakfast at yours then …? 😉

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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