Black Trumpets

 
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This is a group of Black Trumpet mushrooms (Craterellus fallax) , surrounded by clubmoss. They're about an inch or less in height, and are found in wooded areas, often near beech and oak trees. These were photographed in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

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Guest - Jan 06, 2007 02:51 AM EDT
very nice macro.
Guest - Jan 05, 2007 11:13 AM EDT
Good shot of the Black trumpets. Nice composition. I have found these several times when out mushroom hunting but have never tried them, don't know why. They are supposed to be great in soups too. Don
Guest - Jan 05, 2007 03:44 AM EDT
Lorraine, the name is simply because of their colour, with black traditionally associated with death and mourning - unlike another fungus with a similar name, death caps, which will kill you for sure!
Guest - Jan 05, 2007 03:37 AM EDT
Very nice capture, wounder why they are called death trumpets when they can be eaten, or is it only at certian times
Guest - Jan 05, 2007 03:09 AM EDT
Beautiful shot! In France these are known as "trompettes de mort" (death trumpets) and are a delicacy. By coincidence I ate some of these for the first time just this Christmas!

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