Sunday, February 24, 2008

GEASTRUM HYGROMETRICUS (ASTRAEUS HYGROMETRICUS)


Description : 6 – 10 cm wide, having 6 – 10 or more arms, distending with humidity, closing inward when dry.

Edibility : Of no interest because of texture

Habitat : In clearings or open parts of woods

History : Believed to have been used by ancient Greeks as a short-term weather forecast tool.

Season : Summer and autumn.

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