Wednesday, April 25, 2012

yellow houseplant mushroom ~ 04/25/12 ~ at home

yellow houseplant mushroom
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii (aka Lepiota lutea)
for more information click here and here

It's thanks to Amber at Nature Drunk's posts from last year (here and here) that I even knew right away what this fungus is. Last year I got a 6-pack of Lobelia and a bag of potting mix (OSH compost mix). Considering I haven't purchased houseplant material in many years, it's interesting that this pretty yellow fungus is the first I've ever had. It appeared very quickly and is already almost finished. Along with my 4-leaf clover patch, I'm glad to have these store purchase bonuses. By the way, the Lobelia is often planted outside around here, but I had a few extra and added them when I repotted my Dracaena last May. I'm glad the Lobelia is blooming inside.


John W. Wall said...

I wasn't able to reach those links to Amber's sites. Oh, but now I see you have the shroom ID'd in the caption! Maybe you bought a six-pack of mushrooms and got some lobelia mixed in. :)

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Hmm, that's odd - I tried different browsers where I wasn't logged in, and I had no trouble linking to Amber's posts. John, are you just now noticing the embedded captioned IDs under every picture post? I hope to get more of these shrooms in the future. They're bright fun to have indoors. It helps that we don't have pets or children to accidentally eat this stomach issue fungus.

Amber Galusha said...

Hello, Katie! I checked my site and found no errors or blockages that would prevent readers from browsing. Thanks for the link, and by the way, love how the vibrant Lobelia flowers accent the yellow shrooms...pretty.

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thanks for checking, Amber. Your from-scratch blog format sometimes has anomalies. I'm amazed this yellow mushroom only lasted about 3 days. I'm very pleased the Lobelia is blooming so well indoors.