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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Agaricaceae: Lycoperdon pratense Pers.

Lycoperdon pratense – meadow puffball

Synonyms: Calvatia depressa, Calvatia subpratensis, Lycoperdon depressum, Lycoperdon excipuliforme, Lycoperdon hiemale, Lycoperdon hyemali, Lycoperdon papillatum, Lycoperdon perlatum, Lycoperdon proteus, Lycoperdon subpratense, Utraria pratensis, Vascellum depressum, Vascellum pratense, Vascellum subpratense.

Common name: meadow puffball.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lycoperdon pratense, commonly known as the meadow puffball, is a type of puffball mushroom in the genus Lycoperdon. It is found in Great Britain and Ireland, including the Outer Hebrides, mainland Europe, and occasionally in North America, and is commonly seen in sand dune systems, where it can be abundant in dune slacks as well as in grassland and lawns, as its vernacular name suggests. In the early stages of development its skin is scruffy whereas its bigger relatives have smooth skins; the meadow puffball is edible and has a stump-like stem (to differentiate it from the giant puffball).

Dutch: Afgeplatte stuifzwam, Finnish: Nurmituhkelo, German: Wiesen-Stäubling, Polish: Purchawka spłaszczona, Russian: Дождевик луговой, Swedish: Ängsröksvamp.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Puffball mushrooms Vascellum pratense (<B>Lycoperdon pratense</B>) on a lawn in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-06.htm">July 6, 2019</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms Vascellum pratense (Lycoperdon pratense) on a lawn in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, July 6, 2019
Location on maps23292 FM 1155, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Puffball mushrooms Vascellum pratense (<B>Lycoperdon pratense</B>) on a lawn near the beginning of Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-07-06.htm">July 6, 2019</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms Vascellum pratense (Lycoperdon pratense) on a lawn near the beginning of Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, July 6, 2019
Location on maps23292 FM 1155, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Puffball mushrooms Vascellum pratense (<B>Lycoperdon pratense</B>) on a lawn near Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-18.htm">January 18, 2020</A>
LinkPuffball mushrooms Vascellum pratense (Lycoperdon pratense) on a lawn near Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, January 18, 2020
Location on maps23400 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880, USA
Close-up of a puffball mushroom Vascellum pratense (<B>Lycoperdon pratense</B>) on a lawn near Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-18.htm">January 18, 2020</A>
LinkClose-up of a puffball mushroom Vascellum pratense (Lycoperdon pratense) on a lawn near Ferry Road in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. Washington, Texas, January 18, 2020
Location on maps23400 Park Rd 12, Washington, TX 77880, USA

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