And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it. ~ Roald Dahl Monarch Butterfly and friends :)
The Veiled Lady Mushroom is a fungus in the family Phallaceae, or stinkhorns. The mushroom actually uses the cap to draw flies and insects that help disperse the spores. It is edible and is a notable ingredient in Chinese haute cuisine, usually in stir-frys and chicken soups. It is grown commercially and sold in Asian markets, as it is rich in protein, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber; contains various bio-active compounds, and has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.