Mushroom (Period)

Mushroom (Period)

A mushroom is a saprophytic plant, considered a fruit for purposes of heraldic classification.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Dryland, c.1480 [DBA2 351], and the arms of Phoffwintzer, mid-16th C [NW 65].  The mushroom is couped by default; occasionally, the type (e.g., “morel”) is specified in blazon.

Deborah the Wanderer bears:  Purpure, a mushroom argent.

Leopold van Audenhoelve bears:  Sable, three mushrooms argent.

Geoffrey des Champignons bears:  Or semy of mushrooms, a bordure sable

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