List of U.S. state mushrooms Article

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Two U.S. states, Minnesota and Oregon, 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] A third state, Missouri, has had a state mushroom proposed.

Current state mushrooms

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] [2]
Oregon Cantharellus formosus A collection of golden colored mushrooms with irregularly shaped caps on a plate. 1999 [3]

Proposed state mushrooms

State Species Image Ref
Missouri Cantharellus lateritius A large, golden-coloured mushroom with an irregular cap growing from leaflitter [4] [5]

Notes

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

References

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota State Symbols: Minnesota State Mushroom". Minnesota Legislature. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "2010 Minnesota Statutes: 1.149 State Mushroom". Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  3. ^ Springhetti, Jim (October 18, 2008). "Chanterelles pop up, the perfect quarry". The Oregonian. Advance Publications. Retrieved June 13, 2009.
  4. ^ "Second Regular Session, House Bill No. 1781, 93rd General Assembly". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
  5. ^ "First Regular Session, House Bill No. 910, 94th General Assembly". Missouri House of Representatives. Retrieved June 13, 2011.