Common name: Carrot Foot.  These collection were found in the month of
August in oak/beech woods.

Rod Tulloss, Amanita expert, warns:

"I have been told on a number of occasions that the stipe's bulb is edible.
Considering the poor knowledge of toxins in section
Lepidella and the
established fact that kidney and/or liver failure is associated with ingestion of
species in section
Lepidella, I cannot recommend that this species be eaten."
          Amanita daucipes
The largest portion of this mushroom's basal bulb develops above ground.
This specimen was 10 inches tall, cap 5.5 inches wide. Big mushroom!
Described at
www.amanitaceae.org
INDIANA MUSHROOMS