How do you know when your garbage can is full of toadstools.
Because there isn't mushroom inside.
Is this a toadstool or a mushroom? This little guy was only 2 inches high and I had no idea it was pink until I looked at the photo.
this is the top view of the same toadstool. Or is it a mushroom?
1. Toadstools and mushrooms are the same and no scientific distinction exists between them.
Since I had no idea what the difference is between Mushroom/Toadstools, I used my google addiction. I thought the ones in the ground were toadstoods and the ones in the store were mushrooms and this funny looking earshaped thing growing on a tree was fungi.WiseGeek here is the difference. seems there is NONE
2. You cannot define either by shape, color, or appearance since there is no standard differentiation between either.
3. Mushrooms aren’t fungi with caps and stems while toadstools lack caps and stems.
4. Toadstools and mushrooms are not defined by level of toxicity: anything classed as either may be nontoxic, mildly toxic, hallucinogenic or extremely poisonous.
Last but not least:You should never consume anything classed as toadstool or mushroom without having it first examined by a professional mushroom hunter.
If you are not to tired from reading this long post, go to my July 27th Post for beautfiul photos and a good story.