The first one you posted looks like a boletus. Look underneath, does it have gills or sponge like tubes? Boletes have tubes. Crimini, Porchini, and King are all deliciously edible boletus family members, but check your local guide. They can interact poorly with alcohol.
Second one with the skinny stalk and gills. I don't know.
The interesting thing about the first one is it turned black fairly quickly, and then released a big, very dark, almost black cloud of spores when I mowed. Like the small round puff ball mushrooms, only much bigger.
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The Calvatia genus is famous for also containing the classic Giant Puffball (Calvatia gigantea), one of the largest of all mushrooms. It is quite tasty when young, but only when the flesh looks like cream cheese. In fact, young puffballs make a great tofu substitute!
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Skandi Rogers wrote:The first one is a puffball It was edible when you first saw it. There are many types and they can get as big as a beach ball.
I didn't realize puffballs could have stalks. Or am I thinking that big one has a stalk and it's just the way the picture was taken?
I ordered spores last year for Calvatia gigantea, the giant puffball, and had two come up in the lawn that same year. They do form the dark smoky brown spores that explode when you whack 'em. (We used to love doing that when we were kids.) I can't remember which time of year this was, but I haven't seen any this year. I do hope they come back, because I love them fried in butter.
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