Yellow Mushrooms/Sick Plant
I was cleaning up my patio this afternoon while taking a break from working from home (such a hard life!) when I noticed one of my plants wasn’t doing so well. What’s more is that there are little yellow mushrooms growing out of the base. After some searching through my stack of gardening books, they turned out to be what I believe is leucocoprinus birnbaumii, which can hitchhike on infected potting soil. Since they only grow at the base of the plant, I suspect they hitchhiked on the soil this plant was originally planted in.
It turns out they are harmless and common to potted/house plants,which also means my plants unwellness is likely unrelated. But, they are poisonous to humans and animals. And since I have no desire for them to spread, I’ll be digging up my poor sad plant. I’m a little angry because I wanted a nice new large flax this season, and this larger sized one was about $30 at the nursery. If I still had the receipt, I’d take it back, as Summerwinds guarantees their plants. Feel free to comment if you have any further plant pathology advice.