Apparently there is no real scientific difference between toadstools and mushrooms. The names are interchangeable, although some people use the term toadstool for the fungi they know to be poisonous or inedible. Regardless, I wouldn’t think about eating these that popped up along our drive after a recent rain.

Toadstool

 

“The sudden appearance of mushrooms after a summer rain is one of the more impressive spectacles of the plant world.”   (John Tyler Bonner)

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