Nine Of The World’s Most Toxic Mushrooms Can Be Found In North Carolina Each Year

You may be surprised to learn that North Carolina is home to a number of highly poisonous mushrooms, so think twice before foraging and then cooking and consuming what you find. Some of the toxic varieties are more deadly than others, while at least one of them has psychoactive affects on those who eat it. Even though there are likely additional varieties, nine of the most toxic mushrooms that grow in North Carolina are listed below.

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If you forage for mushrooms, have you ever encountered any of these toxic mushrooms in North Carolina? Tell us in the comments, and post your photos in our North Carolina Nature Lovers Group on Facebook!

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