truffles

rosie99(z6VA)January 29, 2012

Do Truffles "bloom" or burst? I live near a lake in the woods and there are many brownish blackish fungi coming to the surface; could they be truffles? (I hope!!!)

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Truffles are certainly found in Va. and in many other states. Why not call your local extension office for some information about which trees play host to the species of truffles that may be in your location? Truffles are mychorrizal fungi and will be found only in association with certain tree species, like oak and beech, etc.

Perhaps there's a mycological society near you which can help. Your extension office should be able to help with that. ID, of course, is essential.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 1:02AM
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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

truffles grow underground, not above ground. so those are most likely NOT truffles if you see them without digging.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 9:05AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Any chance we could see an image of your fungi? We 'might' be able to help with an ID.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 10:41AM
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