You will be excited to hear that South Dakota’s mushroom hunting season lasts four whole days. BUT, if we cross our fingers and submit ourselves to the mushroom gods we might get an entire week!
This page lists only EDIBLE mushrooms found in the Midwest. If you want a full mycology guide for South Dakota please visit: https://loganspader.com/south-dakota-mycology/
Eating wild mushrooms is dangerous without proper knowledge. When in doubt, don’t eat it! Seriously, unless you first make a spore print and use a mushroom key to properly identify your fungi you are risking your life by putting it in your mouth.
Edible Mushrooms of South Dakota
Chicken of the Woods
It absolutely tastes like chicken and the texture is unreal!
Wood Ear Mushroom
Basically impossible to mis-identify, this is one weird mushroom that legit looks like an ear.
The taste is NOT hype. Morels are the yummiest mushroom I have eaten.
Edible and plenty to go around!
Very light taste but makes a great toasted mushroom sandwhich.
Swallow the eggs whole after frying them. I do not recommend chewing. Seriously, don’t do it.
Kick-ass little mushroom that was found while the ground was still frozen from winter!
Short stubby stem, thin ring, smooth rounded whitish cap, brown spores, grows in hardpacked soil with often just the cap poking though
beautiful unidentified mushrooms of 2022
beautiful unidentified mushrooms of 2021