Dog Ate Jack O Lantern Mushroom. Identifying the poisonous Jack O'Lantern mushroom (Omphalotus olearius) and the edible Common Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). Omphalotus olearius, commonly known as the jack-o'-lantern mushroom, is a poisonous orange gilled mushroom that to an untrained eye appears similar to some chanterelles.
Identifying the poisonous Jack O'Lantern mushroom (Omphalotus olearius) and the edible Common Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius). Always be cautious when eating edible mushrooms. Unlike the chanterelle, the jack o'lantern mushroom is very poisonous.
Unlike the chanterelle, the Jack o'Lantern mushroom is poisonous.
In fact, the name, jack-o'-lantern, comes from an Irish folktale about a man named Stingy Jack.
Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer to the mysterious lights sometimes seen at night over bogs, swamps, and marshes. Jack o'lanterns are a good mushroom to know, since they're Probably the easiest way to tell them apart is that Jack O'Lantern mushrooms grow in a cluster,they will be growing in a connected clump from a single root, unlike Chanterelles that grow by themselves. I sat in the dark with this for a couple minutes and I could see parts of it glowing; I tried to get a picture of it glowing in the dark at a super long exposure but it didn't work, the gills are nonetheless a beautiful varying shade…yellow and orange but somehow also green tinted.