- Author: Elaine Lander
Mushrooms are the visible reproductive structures of some types of fungi. Picking or removing the structures can minimize the spread to a new site, but it won't kill the underground mycelia from which the mushrooms are growing. Mushrooms come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some common mushrooms in lawns are pictured below. You can find more information about mushrooms and what to do about them in UC IPM's Pest Notes: Mushrooms and Other Nuisance Fungi in Lawns.
While these mushrooms don't harm the lawn, be sure to keep them away from children and pets and do not eat wild mushrooms or other fungal fruiting bodies unless you are well acquainted with distinguishing poisonous species. If you suspect that someone has been poisoned by a plant, contact Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
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