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Los Alamos Man Discovers 9-inch Mushroom in Yard

on August 14, 2013 - 10:28am

Chuck Tallman discovered the quintessential toadstool - Amanita muscaria - growing in his yard on La Cueva in Los Alamos. Commonly known as the fly agaric or fly amanita, Amanita muscaria is a poisonous fungus. Tallman said the largest Amanita muscaria growing in his yard measures 9-inches across, adding that the Amanita muscaria is known for its hallucinogenic properties. Photo by Chuck Tallman

Photo by Chuck Tallman