Agaricus campestris

(Family: Agaricaceae)
Field mushroom
Agaricus campestris
by: klair

Description

The cap is white, may have fine scales, it is first hemispherical in shape before flattening out with maturity. Flesh fairly firm. White, becoming pink when cut.

Pileus (Cap) / Gill:

  • convex Shape: Convex
  • scales Decorations: Scales
  • free Gill attachment: Free
  • No decurrent tooth
  • crowded Gill spacing: Crowded

The gills are initially pink, then red-brown and finally a dark brown, as is the spore print.

Stem:

  • tapering to base Shape: Tapering to base
  • unswollen Base: Unswollen
  • pendant Annulus: Pendant

The 30 mm to 100 mm tall stem is predominately white and bears a single thin ring. The taste is mild. The white flesh bruises slightly reddish.

Habitat

Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Mainly open fields or grassed area in forest or on roadside verges, common after good rains.

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  • BossiedokterBossiedokter
    6 July 2011 09:01
    Wonderful to eat very tasty, best time to search is in May June just after the first rains, make sure you check for any yellow staining, after its been cut.

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  • klair