List of U.S. state mushrooms

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Three U.S. states, Minnesota, Oregon, and Texas, have officially declared a state mushroom. Minnesota was the first to declare a species; Morchella esculenta was chosen as its state mushroom in 1984, and codified into Statute in 2010.[1] Three other states, Missouri, Washington, and New York[2][3] have had state mushrooms proposed.

Current state mushrooms[edit]

State Species Image Year of designation Ref
Minnesota Morchella esculenta A brown, sponge-like cap on a white stem, surrounded by dead grass. 2010[nb 1] [4]
Oregon Cantharellus formosus A collection of golden colored mushrooms with irregularly shaped caps on a plate. 1999 [5]
Texas Chorioactis geaster A mushroom that somewhat resembles a dark brown or black cigar before it splits open radially into a starlike arrangement of four to seven leathery rays. 2021 [6]

Proposed state mushrooms[edit]

State Species Image Ref
Massachusetts Calvatia gigantea
Riesenbovist Calvatia gigantea.JPG
[7]
Missouri Cantharellus lateritius A large, golden-coloured mushroom with an irregular cap growing from leaflitter [8][9]
New York Lactarius peckii [10]
Washington Tricholoma magnivelare Bulbous white mushrooms on the forest floor [11]
Tricholoma murrillianum Bulbous white mushrooms on the forest floor [12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Morchella esculenta was chosen as the state mushroom in 1984, but it was not codified until 2010.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota State Symbols: Minnesota State Mushroom". Minnesota Legislature. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "Bill would designate official fungus for New York State - Hudson Valley One". 2020-03-12. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  3. ^ "NY State Senate Bill S7045A". NY State Senate. 2020-01-23. Retrieved 2022-03-08.
  4. ^ "2010 Minnesota Statutes: 1.149 State Mushroom". Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  5. ^ Springhetti, Jim (October 18, 2008). "Chanterelles pop up, the perfect quarry". The Oregonian. Advance Publications. Retrieved June 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "Texas SCR38: Designating the Texas star mushroom as the official State Mushroom of Texas".
  7. ^ Massachusetts Legislature, 192nd Session. S.2060: An Act designating the “Giant Puffball” fungus as the official mushroom of the Commonwealth
  8. ^ "Second Regular Session, House Bill No. 1781, 93rd General Assembly". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "First Regular Session, House Bill No. 910, 94th General Assembly". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  10. ^ "Senate Bill S7045A". New York State Senate. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  11. ^ "Washington Could Get an Official State Mushroom - Atlas Obscura".
  12. ^ "Will Washington name a state fungi? | The Spokesman-Review".