Agaricus campestris (Meadow Mushroom)
Europe, North America, North Africa, Asia, Canada and Australia
Cap 3-12 cm diameter, stem 3-10 cm tall * 1-2 cm diameter
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Agaricus campestris, commonly known as the Meadow Mushroom, is a medium-sized agaric with a white to brownish cap on a short stem with an indistinct ring and no volva. The mushroom grows solitary or grouped, often in fairy rings, on grassy soil in lawns, pastures or in cultivated fields.

Cap white (may have fine scales) at first hemispherical in shape before flattening out with maturity. The flesh is thick, firm, and white throughout, not changing when sliced. Gills free from the stem, narrow, pale pink at first, becoming bright pink, then dark purple-brown when spores mature. Stem short, cylindric or tapered toward the base, predominantly white and bears a single thin ring. Spore print deep chocolate brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ovoid in shape, measuring 6.5-9 µm in length and 4-6 µm in width.

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