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So, now that spring is upon us I was wondering if I could expect to find, say, liberty caps fruiting? I would think that mushrooms would fruit whenever conditions were right, so wouldn't that mean that if a mushroom likes the colder, rainy weather of the fall, it would also like the colder rainy weather of springtime? Or are there other factors that contribute to what season a mushroom fruits in?
YEs it takes all year for the liberty cap mycelium to spread aropund the roots of wild grasses to grow.
SOmetimes a few might nbe see in July but they area fall wpeices as are baeos, P. cyans, P. azures, P cyanofibrillosa, P. strictipes, etc. to name a few. They come up in late AUgust to December and then again in different habitats. Stuntzii's grow all year long. They are a pasture mushrom which is rarely ever found in a pasture where they grow one or two or a clump or two and that is it.
When spores hit well fertilized sod and or lawns they fruit abundantly for two to three years and then they are gone, espceially if no fertilizers are continued inthe patches of grass.
P. fimetaria and P. subfimetaria are also manured shrooms from cow pier and very rarely are foound ever in the wild. Always in man made environments.
Spring shrooms are Conocybe cyanopus, C. smithii, and various species of Panaeolus and Copelandia, and P. cubensis in tropical and subtroopical climates.
The later, like Copelandias can grow all year long inthe deep southeast USA but not durinbg the extreme cold months or the extreme hot months, A few might aappear in a hot month after rain but rare.
Blue ringers in Seattle have been known at times to fruit all year long, but the massive pathes are few and far in between.