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Agaricus campestris (Meadow or False Meadow mushroom)


Probably Agaricus campestris (Meadow mushroom) Buff or off-white cap, pinkish brown gills, remnants of partial veil including faint ring on stem.


In Prospect Park, Brooklyn. On the ground in grass in nearly a fairy ring formation, near maples and oaks.


spore print rich deep brown

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1 Comment

alpacablog 5 years ago

A few things to remember: unlike other "false" mushrooms, both the meadow and false meadow mushroom are edible. If by false meadow mushroom you just mean any look-alike, then never mind. I'm no micologist, but I just visited one today to attempt to identify some mushrooms I had collected, he wasn't even certain whether it was true meadow mushroom or false meadow, but he told me it was edible either way. It certainly looks like that's what you got there, one way to tell them apart is: Scales. The false meadow mushroom has a very significant and apparent scale pattern, as the true meadow mushroom does not. I can't tell this just from looking at your picture, but it seems they are not very scaley, meaning you have a true meadow mushroom find, but if you found it in a place like prospect park, I wouldn't recomend eating them, just considering possible herbicides.
Don't drink and mane(shaggy).

NYC, New York, USA

Lat: 40.66, Long: -73.98

Spotted on Sep 29, 2010
Submitted on Sep 30, 2010

Spotted for mission

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