10.05.2021 Painted Suillus on a Bed of Mixed Greens

Sounds yummy.  This mushroom, a Bolete, is actually edible but as I don’t forage I haven’t tried it.

Painted Suillus-Suillus spraguei formerly Suillus picta

I came across this little scene while we were walking the Eagle Lake Carriage Path in Acadia.  These mushrooms were quite abundant along with many other species.


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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28 Responses to 10.05.2021 Painted Suillus on a Bed of Mixed Greens

  1. Ms. Liz says:

    Would be a shame to pick these.. as I said on fb it’s like a little fairy kingdom. Gorgeous! 🙂

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  2. picpholio says:

    It looks like a fairy garden, so beautiful!

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  3. Clever post title. The former species name meant ‘painted.’ Now these mushrooms are ‘Spragued’ instead of painted.’

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    • I have my moments.

      I’ve always in the past known it by S. picta and Painted Suillus. The only sprague I’ve ever known was a factory in Adams, MA that made electronics parts when I was an amateur radio enthusiast.


  4. shoreacres says:

    It does look as though a chef in a high-end restaurant might have plated these. The difference? Your serving of painted suillus is far larger than what would be offered in one of those restaurants.

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    • Ha! I couldn’t find it on YT, but one of my favorite commercials was for Wendy’s. The owner, Dave Thomas, is sitting in a high-end restaurant. A waiter comes with his plate and on it is a pea and a pine needle. The waiter lays it on the table and says “Enjoy!”. We were lucky to receive a nice sized portion at the restaurant I mentioned the other day and actually had leftovers to take home. No wild mushrooms though.

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  5. Very nice Steve! Love the detail & the colors against the brown edges!

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  6. As soon as I saw your picture, I thought it looked like a scene from a fairy garden. I love that a few others thought the same thing.

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  7. My compliments to the chef

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  8. Ann Mackay says:

    They are beautifully arranged – any chef would be proud. 🙂

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  9. Peter Klopp says:

    Many mushrooms of the boletes family are considered to be of excellent taste. Every fall my wife and I go mushroom hunting. Our favourite mushrooms are chanterelles, pine mushrooms and boletes.

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    • From what I have read, this one is not considered choice. It’s doubtful I will ever find out for myself since I don’t forage. I prefer to leave them for the environment and creatures but even if I did I am not knowledgeable enough to trust myself picking mushrooms.

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  10. M.B. Henry says:

    Wow!! Very cool!

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  11. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautiful vignette!

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  12. Beautiful colors and texture.

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  13. Todd Henson says:

    What a beautiful little arrangement. Almost looks like a florist put it all together just so. What’s the stem growing out the center of the mushrooms?

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  14. bluebrightly says:

    What a perfect “nest” for them! Very nice. 🙂

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    • This was a great year for mushrooms all over New England and especially in Acadia N.P. We saw them everywhere as we hiked and I shot quite a few however most did not make for interesting images but for a few. Thanks, Lynn!

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